More from Belize

June has reminded me that I am back in the states. Typically this time of year the weather is nice here, but this year, not so much.

Rain, rain, rain, rain. It’s popular around these parts. So I go back to look at my island photos from Belize. Caye Caulker to be exact.

Take a look

When we got on the island, it was a little shocking. There we tons of people there to help us, though we were a little put off. When we came from the shock of Belize Cities bus terminal, where it seemed like a DMZ. To be honest, they also had a lot of construction there, so that contributed a lot to the over all affect. Either way I think some of the locals were annoyed that we were trying to get our bags without assistance.

Main Street

Main Street

First thing after getting into our rented house, FOOD! So we found a little place to eat on the east side of the island. They had a nice dock where we could watch the sting rays swim around.

Boat docks easter side of the island

Boat docks easter side of the island

The next morning we got up and starting walking around the island. The water was more beautiful the second day since there were some rain storms two days prior that kicked up the surf. All I can say, Gilligan was an idiot for trying to leave the island. Anyway, who names their kid Gilligan?

More of the east island

More of the east island

If one keeps walking North on the island, they get to a place called “The Split” where swimming is common and a person can get a bucket of beers. The split occurred in the 1960s during a hurricane. It washed out a narrow part of the island, so now the island is separated.

View from "The Split" on Caye Caulker

View from “The Split” on Caye Caulker

We took a day trip on Ragga Muffin tours and did some snorkelling. That was very nice and I highly recommend it, even if you don’t like swimming in the ocean. The reefs were amazing in color as well as all the sea life.

We were watching this little guy try and get into the drinking water containers. We wasn’t successful but he was persistent. This bugger is actually the raccoons in Belize.

Some island locals

Some island locals

The house we rented had a nice porch and a deck above it that required a little climbing skill to get up the ladder with rum drinks in hand. This was our view of the sun going down.

View from our foor top verandah in the evening

View from our roof top verandah in the evening

Even the view from the water taxi leaving was very nice. The guy at the water taxi told me a story of one of the kite surfers speeding along to shore the previous year. I guess the guy didn’t slow down, hit the shore, then went through the building of the kite rental outfitters. Needless to say, the man didn’t recover. Watching the kite surfers speed along, it easy to see that happening.

Waiting for the water taxi leaving the island

Waiting for the water taxi leaving the island

Everyone we met in Belize was very friendly and welcoming. Thank you people of Belize, we loved it there and hope to visit again soon.

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