Tuesday night, my girlfriend and I went on a Bioluminescent Bay tour (I high would highly recommend this tour if you happen to go to the Caribbean). This particular trip took place in complete darkness in between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean in a kayak around nine o’clock at night. You and your partner have to row about a mile and a half through the sea through a large mangrove area into the actually lagoon. Again there is no light to guide you and your partner. It takes a lot of upper body strength. More importantly it takes a lot of patience and most of all, communication. If you want to see a test in how well you can communicate with someone else or vice versa, take this trip. The person in the back can’t see what is in front and the person in the front can’t see in the back thus you have to clearly tell one another what is constantly happening. You also have to be in sync in how you row and know directions. While we ended up being towed by one of the tour guides on the majority of the tour, it proved to be a great experience. We were able to the water illuminate.
My girlfriend told me this was an experience I needed to blog about. Go figure, what am I doing now?! LOL! However, on the way back the shore we were able to communicate with one another about where our failures were and how we could improve in a challenge like that. I will say this though. My girlfriend and I have been together for 7 years as of July 13 and have been friends for 11 year (since we were freshmen in high school). Not saying our relationship is perfect by any means, but we know each other for the most part. We know how to communicate with one another. What I took away from this adventure is how important communication truly is in personal relationships, but also working relationships. Again, if you want to see how well you communicate with someone, go on a trip like this where trust and clear communication must be had.