Spindrift Resort Hotel
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... and this time I got a few sweet shots for him passed the camera on and got ready to apologize to the shark. The guide kept hold and control of the shark, but I definitely got may arms around it and we hugged it out, there was no bad blood between us anymore.
Back at the hostel there were a few Brits, not the rowdy obnoxious kind but more the genial and relocatable kind, getting started on a bottle of rum. Perfect timing! I joined them and we got plenty warmed up for ...
... the reef with the very Rasta captain Steven and his crew- think the most Caribbean/Jamaican accented dude and you're on the right wavelength.
Alas, no photos again, but we saw EVERYTHING- from sting rays, to swimming with grey nurse sharks, to GIANT sea turtles and baby ones, spotted eagle Rays (big manta rays), and plenty of reef (including an ...
... Caye. This is where Josh and Terry got off to stay for the next four days to fish. Anne, Lance, Jason, and I had about an hour or so to spend on the island before heading back to San Pedro. Caye Caulker is much smaller than where we are staying and there isn't nearly as much development or things to do here. Locals tell us it's what San Pedro was like 20 years ago. In 1961, Belize had one of its strongest hurricanes and it split ...
... reef, sea kayaking, drank plenty of rum and chilled out on the hammocks and enjoyed being re-connected to the world with our hostels free wifi.
What we learnt
Going slow can be addictive
There is an annual lobster festival in Caye Caulker, which we were gutted to miss by only a few days
Fry jacks are my new favourite breakfast food
... The first stop was called Coral Garden and although it wasn't the busiest with sea life, the reef was in excellent condition. Things are very different in Belize compared to what we have experienced in Asia where they would kit big tour groups up with fins and a mask an send them into the water with no instruction on why you shouldn't stand on the reef etc. The second stop was Shark and Sting Ray Alley where dozens of ...