Monday, May 12, 2014

Reflections on Belize - Island Hopping

We spent 5 days in Ambergris Cay and had a great time, though we were a bit limited in what we could do because we had no transportation, and the island is big. I enjoyed relaxing, eating, sleeping and reading, I could do it all day, but the kids got a little restless, and I can't say I blame them.

It would have been different if we had some mode of transportation, but cars, for the most part, are not allowed, and tourist jaunt around on golf carts while most of the locals ride bikes. As you might have guessed, we rode bikes, and it was actually a lot of fun. N especially enjoyed it, you just can't separate a boy from his bike, The made impediment was the extreme heat around midday. We fell into a routine that worked for us, going for a ride on the beach in the AM, then going for a swim afterward. We'd lounge around the cottage and eat lunch, go for another swim and hang on the beach. In the evening we'd all get on our bikes and head into town for supper, then go for a final swim before bedtime. It was a beautiful routine, and the ride into town and having supper in town was priceless, we really enjoyed it.

Even though five days was probably a bit long, it made it so that we could actually snorkel because it was too windy for the first four days, and day five, the wind stopped, the clouds parted, and we had perfect weather to dive into the water. It's funny how things work out, but work out they did.

On Saturday, we said goodbye to our new friends in Ambergris Cay and flew into the mainland, where we drove into the interior to get a little more local flavor. This, however, was an adventure in itself, and a story for another time.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to RIC for the pic.

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