Suddenly, a middle-aged man swung down from a rope attached to a gnarly tree on the hillside and crash landed in a sprawl across my double-seated kayak. I immediately noted his rugged good looks when he looked up at me with a sheepish lopsided grin. After assisting him into the kayak, I smoothed down my hair before studying the hunk beside me.
He stayed with me and assisted in returning the kayak to the rental place. He shared amazing stories and tales of his journeys and we laughed and cried. As the sun was sinking into the hills, he escorted me to my car. Unlocking the door, I turned to him to say goodbye;
Leaping down the banana tree filled hill, he disappeared into the banyan trees at the bottom.