Caye Caulker –
The Mosquitos here may be small… but really really mean and their sting hurts quite a lot. Although… those are actually sand flies, I think. At “Pause”, our accommodation, the cats living here are quite early on their paws and hunt for some small crabs. We get up and have breakfast at the café “Brisas del Mar”: Delicious omelettes with bacon. Add a frappucino with vanilla ice cream to that. Yum ! We check-out at Pause (unfortunately It’s been booked out for a few days), pack our things and go to the bungalows of “Tropical Paradise”. It’s a cool place, right next to the beach too with a pier (Pause = sunset. Tropical Paradise = sunrise). The cemetery next door is completely overgrown and with all its palm trees it just looks like an old pirate’s cemetery.
We wander through the city for a bit and look for snorkeling and diving opportunities. We won’t do Blue Hole yet, but book 2 dive trips at the divebase “French Angelfish” and will go snorkeling with Carlos today (65 BZD (32.54 USD)). We get ourselves each a fresh coconut on our way to the north of the island and find us a boat under a palm tree to sit in the shade. Delicious – and fruity. The Rastaman who sold the coconuts, seems to have a little side business: “Magical” herbs. Thanks, but no Ganja for me today . We meet Ben at the beach bar “Lazy Lizard” right at the split. He’ll go spearfishing with Kate tomorrow. That kinda sounds cool too. I heard that there is a Lionfish plague going on here – those critters should also be quite delicious.