CAYE CAULKER, BELIZE
|On the "chicken bus"... but we didn't see any chickens. However, |
we did see a homemade backpack made out of a dog food bag.
If you are just tuning in, my brother, Kelly and I took a vacation to Belize. We spent the first few days at Parrot Nest near San Ignacio. Our next destination was to be Caye Caulker. Since we took a taxi from Belize City to San Ignacio, I thought Kelly needed the “chicken bus” experience. So, that’s what we did. We caught a bus back to Belize City for a tenth of the taxi expense.
The water taxi ride from Belize City to Caye Caulker lasted 45 minutes. We stayed in the upper cabana at De Real Macaw. It came complete with hammock on porch and a napping cat to greet us.
|Our view of the courtyard and beyond.|
After scouting out the sites, we booked a five-hour snorkeling trip for the next day with Tsunami Tours.
The tour took us to four different sites along the Belize Barrier Reef, lunch, pineapple snack and then rum punch for our ride back to the island. The coral, the fish, turtle, eel, stingray… it was so much fun. Kelly had a great time. I enjoyed watching him have fun! And this might be just a stepping-stone to scuba diving for him.
Our last day there was spent eating, drinking and lounging. We had a drink at the famous Lazy Lizard at the “split”. The split is where the island was divided in two by a hurricane many years ago. A few braved the swift current and swam across the split, while others just sunned on the bulkhead, or played in the shallow water. It is a great place to spend hours with an adult beverage.
This trip was our first brother/sister trip, but hopefully, not our last. It was a great experience for us both, and we have memories that will last us forever.