Blackbird Caye Resort
Travel Blogs from Turneffe Islands
... get to see one in the wild, as there are tragically
less than 3000 left in the wild.
Well that evening we were all well and truly established as
Gringoes- after a morning spent completely under the sun, each of our backs was
a glowing crimson patio heater in human form. We figured we all needed a bit of
TLC so took another night on the island, especially as some of us were harder
hit than others.
Post island we headed off to San Ignacio ...
Round Johnny is the owner of Geaux Cross fit and, well we won't get into details but by hook or by crook we acquired his highschool yearbook photo to take with us on our journey. Round Johnny wouldn't put up with this ****. Flat Johnny however is up for just about anything. Stick with us and let's see what kind of trouble Flat Johnny gets us into. Expect to see him pop up from time to time like Waldo, but better looking and more bad ass than Waldo ever ...
... a half an hour boat ride to a reef called Hol Chan which is in a conservancy. We were a group of 5 so it was nice and intimate - not in a way that we all hugged and smooched each other, but in a way that we could all be close to the guide and get nicely involved. Sonny and I did smooch - jokes. Over share. Haha.
As is common practice with any snorkeling trip, we all hopped into the water. Immediately, like a thief in the night, we were surrounded by fish. I feel ...
... and it was their last day, without us, they couldn't have gone and we didn't want to disappoint their only opportunity. So we went. Weather wasn't great, but we did see some. Mostly their snouts if truth be told, but i am impressed we saw anything. in case anyone else goes looking for them, they like to hang out near mangroves, and you know when they are near as the like to eat only the roots of plants, so they leave a trail of uneaten foliage behind them when ...
... we watched the sunset, then walked around town a little and then had Thanksgiving (including roast pig and turkey and mashed potatoes!). I am thankful for Epic providing us with the sabbatical opportunity that brought us here, my mom for watching Quinn Quinn so that we could have a greater adventure and a little parenting break, and Pinray for being a great companion (we're kind of celebrating 5 year marriage - 12 years together- and 1 year of parenting).