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Caye Caulker - Chill out day and first swim

BELIZE | Thursday, 12 January 2012 | Views [469]

Day spent chilling on beautiful Caye Caulker.  No wind today and water is glassy calm.  Coffee and breakky of cornflakes at our cool green cabana.  Rearranged boat trip for next Tuesday as Paul still not 100% and leaving Friday was likely to be too soon.  Gotta be well enough to take advantage of the all you can drink rum punch!  So now we have a week in paradise to do absolutely nothing, or in our terms catch up on our busy schedule of reading, playing guitar and chilling.

Headed up to the split for a swim.  It's a beautiful spot overlooked by the Lazy Lizard bar where the water is fairly shallow and heaps of colourful fish swim around the bottom of the concrete pier.  We even saw a nasty looking eel!  There was quite a crowd and a good vibe - ensuring we will be visiting that spot regularly.  Also it is really the only good place to swim on the whole island.  The current coming through the split is actually quite strong.

Back to our cabana for lunch.  Managed to sneak in some homemade meat party pies on the way.  Lunch consisted of rolls with cheese, tuna, tomato, cucumber and sweet corn.  Apart from getting attached by the sand flies while we ate it on the sunlounges watching the pelicans waiting for scraps from fisherman cleaning their fresh catch, it was stunning. 

Paul now resting/snoozing and I have a chance to catch up on some valuable guitar practice time. 

Probably a cheap eat and a movie tonight and avoidance of alcohol to ensure Paul gets better as quickly as possible.

Ended up going all out again and ordered a $40 Belize crayfish and a fillet of fish.  They made a mistake poor things and gave us two fish fillets, one was meant for a hungry fellow diner whom we gave sorry looks too, while we tucked into it once the waitress had come to check our table for the missing dinner.  We though it was a lot of fish on the table, but figured they had just divided one fillet into two for us to share.  A couple of beers, Paul a Mohito and me a rum and soda later, cost around $50 Australian for a superb feed.  It was a low key joint just across the road from where we are staying.

Home for a little reading and bed and sleep again!

Tags: island life

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