Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Belize Day 3

The next morning we were up pretty early. In order to shake off the Panty Ripoffs, we went over to the Sand Box and I ordered two bagel egg sandwiches. Delicious. Then it was off to the pool for sunbathing.

After a few drinks, we decided to get some lunch and then go out on a quick snorkel trip just out to the reef. You could see the reef from our hotel.

This sandwich was so awesome. The dressing was homemade. It was some kind of Dijon based vinaigrette.

As it neared one, we went to the snorkel store and then out on the dock to board the boat.
The water in Belize is just breathtaking.

The guide took us out to Caye Caulker local reef. As you can see from the picture above, the wind was blowing really hard that day and the current was unreal. We put on our gear and jumped in. None of these pictures have been enhanced with color.

Reef squid.Barracuda!After snorkeling about 20 minutes, we went back the boat. The current was so strong, when you grabbed the ladder your body would become horizontal. This made climbing the ladder very difficult. Next stop was stingray alley.

As we pulled up, we could see the rays everywhere. The water was only 4 feet deep. Too shallow in my opinion. Once we got in the water, the rays were so close it was almost sensory overload. Most of my pictures here are of half of a ray because they were right under me. Nevertheless, they were beautiful.

The current was unbelievable and I almost couldn't get back in the boat. We had one more stop but Weenie and I decided to not go.

The snorkeling was pretty good and we had a trip scheduled the next morning to the Blue Hole. If it was like this here, 5 minutes from our hotel, we imagined 26 miles out, it would be spectacular. Wait until you see those pictures!

Once back on land, we got ready and walked over to Habaneros. We were told this was the best restaurant on the island. It was the home of the frozen mojito. So, we all ordered one. It was really, really good.

We ordered shrimp wraps that were great.

My entree had shrimp, snapper and stone crab claws. The crab was so sweet. I'm salivating.

Weenie ordered a Brazilian feast that had chicken, shrimp and pork. The pork was to die for. Everything was really good.

After fighting the current and getting a little sun, we were all beat. We had to get up at 5:30 to head to the Blue Hole. It was an early night.

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