Belize by the beach

We’ve spent a few days on Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker now, for the most part doing very little. We did a tour out to the Blue Hole with all the scuba divers, but the 6 of us, not being PADI certified, just snorkeled.

To be honest, without diving it, the Blue Hole could have been just about any other tropical coral reef snorkel spot, and I’ve confirmed that we really are spoilt with the Great Barrier Reef. I’ve never seen anything that comes close.

A good day out despite my proper seasickness on outward boat trip, and the hole really is one of those things that you can’t traipse this far out of the way without ticking off the list.

The whole area is called Lighthouse Reef, and includes some really Gilligan’s Island type atolls to stop at along the way. One gave me a fairly surreal sense being absolutely in the middle of nowhere. Which is kinda what I’m here for I guess.

Of course, I noted the GPS co-ordinates and when I look at the photos on Google Earth will no doubt discover just how many thousands of people plod the same footsteps each month.

The two cayes we’ve stayed on (think little tropical islands) are quite delightful, with our current spot (Caulker) the pick of the two. Not a lot to do here of course (at least not without a dive license), but we’re not really after a lot to do.

Our primary leisure activity though (eating) appears to have come at some cost with Jess still in bed at 3pm with what we think (certainly hope) is a nasty case of gastro from the cold seafood & salad she ate last night. Which has put a bit of a dampener on things.

We’re quite partial to our beachfront apartment which for $11/each per night is helping undo the budgetary damage done in the USA.

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