Our first night's anchorage spot - Bannister Caye. This is one of the islands that cruise ship guests can visit while they're here for an excursion day... It's a lovely spot but there isn't much there and I heard that the bar is crazy expensive.
Look at all those shells!!!
A provision run to the closest town was necessary, so I hired Captain Doggy to take me over to Dangriga so I could get some shopping done -
Dangriga was where I always went when I needed to go to a post office or hit up an ATM or a decent grocery store when I lived in Alta Vista - and I haven't been there in close to three years now, so I was very happy to go.
From what I could tell, not much has changed. At all.
(That's so different from Ambergris Caye, where change is constant)
The market area
Quick story about my new friend Tyree- I was in a grocery store looking for a few things when this kid approached me and said, "Excuse me, ma'am, you have a job for me?"
People in Dangriga do this a lot - more than anywhere else in the country that I've noticed. They aren't looking for anything for free, they want to work.
I told him I didn't really have anything for him to do, so he asked if he could push my cart for me for a dollar and I handed it over. He went aisle to aisle with me, helped me find everything I was looking for, and asked one of the employees where things were if we couldn't find them ourselves.
He then took the bags from me and carried them over to Captain Doggy's boat and came with me to buy some veggies at the market, and helped locate a few other things I was looking for. Super helpful, super polite. I gave him $10bz for his time and he seemed VERY appreciative.
Ok - back to pictures...
South Water Caye!
This was my first visit to South Water Caye and it is BEAUTIFUL. 15 acres and only two resorts - the Pelican Beach Resort and the Blue Marlin Lodge.
I was too busy with work to pop over to Carrie Bow when the captain and guests went there to snorkel - but I did make time to check out South Water...
Starting on the north end:
The second largest barrier reef in the world - RIGHT THERE. (And a buttload of empty conch shells, too)
The south end, where the Pelican Beach Resort is, has one of THE nicest beaches that I've seen here in Belize.
River rocks brought over from the mainland here instead of conch shells
Is this too ugly for you, or can you totally picture yourself spending ALL damn day right in these hammocks?
They had the whole beach to themselves. What a sweet vacation.
The next day... Or maybe even the same day, they kind of all blur together, we did some more sailing along the reef, and I just can't ever get tired of all of these different shades of blue!!
That day's appetizer (Spinach and Artichoke Dip in a Garlic Bread Bowl) was so good, it deserved a picture.
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