Friday, April 5, 2013
We rode up to Belize City, found the hotel recommended by our friends at Machaca and made arrangements for our bike. We are going to Ambergris Caye, and island just off the coast of Belize.
We are flying over to Ambergris Caye – it is a short 15 minute flight on Tropic Air.
April 6-10, 2013
The water is so beautiful on Ambergris Caye …
Not many vehicles on the island – everyone rides bicycles or drives golf carts. At some times there can be a golf cart traffic jam – seriously! It is a fun place – lots of tourists and all ranges of hotels.
We stayed our first night at The Palms in a gorgeous pricey condo… then moved to the Conch (more within our budget!) The hotel is cheap and noisy, not too bad except for the drunk man thinking our room was his at 2 am….
Scott is doing some diving. On his first day, he was diving with nurse sharks and a hammerhead shark. He also saw a huge eel. He needs an underwater camera!
I just saw interesting people….
The weather is beautiful – seems a little cooler here than the mainland.
Found a great little restaurant on the beach – Estel’s…. yummy breakfasts and bbq ribs for lunch…. The waiter’s actually know how to serve, something that we have missed during our trip in Central America!
Had conch chowder at dinner one night – delicious! I have never seen conch served before – many restaurants here offer it on their menu.
One day, we rented bicycles from Joe’s Bicycle Shop to explore the island. The sand is not too soft along the water – perfect for bicycling.
After about 7 miles, we were hot and ready for something cold to drink! We stopped at a resort and got some coca cola on ice and took a swim….
The wind picked up so badly on our last full day that Scott had to cancel his dives… he is so sad! The waves are huge out on the reef!
We flew back to the mainland and got back to the bike and our hotel room. Walked down the road to the Manatee Lookout for dinner. We met Art and Richard Claussen, two brothers from Canada. They had come to Belize to visit their Mennonite relatives who live in the town of Hopkins, Belize. We enjoyed some great conversation while eating conch fritters for dinner.
Tomorrow we will cross the border into Mexico!