travelogue – snorkelling Belize

Being a fast walker in Belize is a no go. Rastafarians corrected me, “Go Slow, Mon.”

After weeks complaining about Mexico, I had a jerk eating grin when crossing the border into the tiny country of Belize. This is an English speaking enclave in Latin America — though I have to admit I understand more Spanish than the Creole English spoken here!

EVERYTHING is different in Belize. I loved it.

Tourists avoid Belize City known for drug violence, street people and crack whores. They head straight for the Cayes. Belize feels more like a Caribbean island than mainland, anyway.

Backpackers like best Caye Caulker, only 6.5km long, 600m wide.

I have always been poor at not drowning. I fear all bodies of water larger and colder than a jacuzzi. That’s why I am proud of the many days snorkelling I have put together on this trip. I can relax. The highlight for me was the Marine Reserve reefs off Belize including Shark and Ray Alley.

southern sting 1

See photos of Caye Caulker and BIG marine life by jumping to my photos on flickr.

Nurse Shark
Nurse Shark

Next time? I would love to take a sailing holiday through the cayes, living on the boat or camping en route.


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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