Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day trip - Tobacco Caye!

I haven't been able to post in a few days because I'm unable to keep my laptop charged here at home, and when I went to town on Monday, I ended up waiting two and a half hours for a bus and lost a lot of time.
Man, I miss electricity.
If I'm feeling better tomorrow I might try to get to Belmopan to charge up and maybe catch you up on what I did while I was stuck at home for 6 days last week when the hurricane was passing by.

We had some RAIN all week... but yesterday was perfect and beautiful and Trip surprised me with an unplanned day at Tobacco Caye - my favorite island (so far) here in Belize.

Yes, I've posted about it before - Tobacco Caye - I'll be back soon! - so some of the pictures might look familiar, but there ARE some new things if you stick with it.

The Riverside Cafe - where you have breakfast and wait for your captain to get ready.

2 plates of food, one coffee and one water for $19bz. Yes, less than $10us, and pretty tasty.

After breakfast, we met up with our boat captain - Captain Munch - and headed out to Tobacco Caye.

Munch's boat - the river is so muddy from all the rain

,Munch, stopping to catch some bait fish

The "diving ducks" of Belize

We docked at Tobacco Caye around 11 and felt like we had the island pretty much to ourselves. There were a few locals around - the kids were swimming and jumping off the dock and the adults were either working or just hanging around. One gringo chic and a French family of four were the only other tourists there while we were around.

The dock - I love those chairs

Kids having fun

My spot

Trip's combat boots on the beach
 
After swimming for a while and finally soaking my dreads in the salt water, we went over to the Reef's End bar for a few beers.

 

They were out of beer though.... our only option was Coconut Rum Punch:

Fine with me

We spent another hour or two in the water and then watched some kids fishing from another dock before stopping at the Tobacco Caye Lodge bar before heading home. They had a full supply of Belikin... and some Bacardi Limon...

They caught two nice sized barracuda while we were watching

Beach barbeque hut

Great spot to end the day

Our bartender, Ash

Shark!

Shark attack!

Siesta

I have a million more pictures and some videos that I hope to be able to upload soon - but for now I'm siging off so I can use the rest of my 70% battery life to watch a movie before bedtime.

Pictures from Bird Island, soon!

7 comments:

  1. I love the "No Credit until Tomorrow" sign. Your spot looked pretty good too!

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  2. OMG! this blog is making me fall in love with BELIZE!!!! i think someone should ask santa for a solar phone/puter charger...

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  3. I was hoping Santa would bring me a fancy camera... but I guess solar chargers are more practical right now. Booooo, practicality!

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  4. Haven't been to Tabacco caye for many years. Believe it or not it has changed a lot since I was last there in 1976. Got to get my ass in gear and start to travel around Belize again. It seems I get "stuck" in Corozal although last month my wife and I went up to San Ignacio for a few days to visit. Back in Toronto right now, business made me come back. But just booked our return flights, so heading home on September 5th. From what my friends tell me on the phone, we left at the exact right time as it has pretty much rained every day since we left. I can hardly wait to get home....in the mean time I'll continue to get my "Belize fix" from reading your great blog.

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  5. 1976! Damn, that IS a long time!!!
    It's still very rainy here in Stann Creek - a few days of sunshine in between days of clouds and rain...
    September should be nice!!

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