Caye Caulker Charm

Now, this place is ‘laid-back’! It is much smaller than Ambergris Caye, with only sandy streets and a slower pace. Less golf carts, more bicycles. Younger crowd – twenty ‘twenty-somethings’ for every person over forty.

We arrived by water taxi, and this time we had their regular boat, not the ‘overflow’. I sat upstairs for the 30 minute ride, which was good for my claustrophobic tendency.

Caye Caulker is divided by a narrow channel called the Split, where there is a sandy area, swimming and restaurants. The water is lovely and clean, but we have have found at both islands that seagrass is usually growing at the waters edge, so you have to access the water from a pier or sea wall.

It was quite nice when I took these pictures, but on the weekend it was unbearable with the bar hosting a DJ and his loud music, so we turned around and found a quieter spot suitable for our age!

We are at the narrow end of the island, near the Spilt, so two blocks away we have the other side of the island to watch sunsets!

Wonderful grilled jerk chicken, with our condo building behind. We could watch and see how the lineup was!

Rooftop hammocks, and more

When by the sea – grilled shrimp, conch ceviche, lobster stew…

Local colour

Today I went on a snorkeling trip. It was 10 AM to 430 PM and full of snorkeling, rum punch, lunch, ceviche AND lots of very lovely young people! It could have been a warmer day, but fun anyway. Viveka decided to give it a pass, so I was sole ‘boat mama’.

Sweet Captain Rob and his crew

Tomorrow we are off to Belize City by water taxi, then San Ignacio by bus. If all goes smoothly, we leave on the 1030 ferry and arrive at 1500.

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