Incidents of travel in Belize

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Re: Incidents of travel in Belize

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:53 pm

We went on a snorkel trip inside the barrier reef, the second largest in the world:

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This guy was getting a cleaning:

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Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:54 pm

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This species always seemed to be in pairs, chilling on the bottom:

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We swam through a school of mini, non-stinging jelly fish:

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On the way back we went past “Bird Island”:

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Re: Incidents of travel in Belize

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:55 pm

My son and I went fishing, and he caught a nice Cobia :

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The place we stayed at fried it up and it was delicious!
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Re: Incidents of travel in Belize

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:57 pm

We then took the small boat back to the mainland, rode up to Belize City and took a bigger boat shuttle to the tourist island of Caye Caulker, where we hand fed the tarpons:

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Re: Incidents of travel in Belize

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:58 pm

We went back out snorkeling again, this time to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve:

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Our guide could really hold his breath:

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My son wanted to get in the act too:

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Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:00 pm

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We swam with the sharks:

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And checked out an old sunken barge:
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This sea turtle and its offspring? were a great way to wrap up the snorkeling:

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Re: Incidents of travel in Belize

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:01 pm

My son and I did some more fishing:

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We released the Cuda but kept the Grouper. We had it two ways, grilled “a la plancha” and in a curry sauce. Both ways were some of, if not the best fish I’ve ever eaten.
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Re: Incidents of travel in Belize

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:02 pm

Belize is a small country, about 8,900 sq. miles, but is B I G on adventure. The population is only 408,000 people, comprised of Mestizos, Mayans, Garifuna, Creole, Ex-Pats and surprisingly; Mennonites. Every local we met was super friendly and helpful. And while the food is neither fancy nor complicated (a lot of rice and beans), everything we ate was fresh, delicious and (mostly) healthy.
I’d like to give a huge shout out and big thanks to all the staff, guides and boat captains at:
Black Rock Lodge
Rainforest Haven Inn
Pacz Tours
Jo Joe’s by the Reef
Sea Dreams Hotel
Caveman Snorkeling Tours
Esley Usher Fishing
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Re: Incidents of travel in Belize

Post by c9h13no3 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:16 pm

Yeah, the Mayan ruins, scuba diving and snorkeling are world class. And laying in a hammock, drinking Belikins ain't bad either.

Your bird & fish photos are really good!
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Re: Incidents of travel in Belize

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:46 pm

c9h13no3 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:16 pm
Belikins
Yes, many were consumed. Lighthouse Lagers Too!
Your bird & fish photos are really good!
Thanks Man!
Whereas my son took all the dry land animal photos, I was the underwater photographer.
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