‘Come on, the water’s warm!’ ‘What does the Garmin say?’ ‘81 degrees!’
A little beachcombing, sunbathing, underwater exploring, conch ceviche on the sand, and some skim boarding…..a wonderful way to ring in the New Year!
Belize has been one adventure after another! San Pedro on Ambergris Caye was our big city experience. Have ya ever been to a chicken drop? Leave it to Belizeans to think of a game like this. A $1 bet could win you $100, just bet on the square where the chicken is gonna drop it’s load. So, we grabbed a beer, a handful of dollars, and cheered the chicken into pooping on our numbered square!
Off to the funky little island Caye Caulker. A wonderfully slow, no shoes, sandy lane kind of town with a little excitement…..Hoss took a kiteboarding lesson.
We took a break from the cities and crowds and hopped from one Caye to the next. Some deserted, some with quaint resorts, others a thatch bar or abandoned palapa.
Feelin the need for a treat…..ok, and maybe some grocery provisions, we sailed over to Palacencia. Palacencia is a peninsula on the mainland. It is also home of Tutti-Frutti, easily one of the best gelato joints we’ve ever come across. There is a quirky sidewalk that winds through the village, meandering through people’s backyards, along the beach, past the popular watering holes, and then it just sorta peters out at the edge of town. With a sidewalk as your main thorofare, no one is in a hurry, palm trees rustle, and waves lap on shore.
Time is running out…..our zarpe says we will be exiting Belize January 6 and then on to Guatemala! So, on that note – catch ya later!