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Belize – a Dive and Diving

Being Ray tickled

Forget Belize City, get out to the Cays that line the large lagoon off the coast of Belize. It’s a different world from the decrepit streets of the largest city (60,000 people) in the former British Honduras. Indeed most tourists fly in and transfer to the Cays immediately. Out there it’s obvious why – the snorkelling is pretty well unparalled and we spent a great day just floating about amongst the groper, rays, nurse sharks and plethora of smaller fish. Pity about the sunburn – two of us anyway looking like the lobster who spent too much time in the sun. Only one side burnt of course but still painful!


Jo's back after a day face down in the water

Overall this small country of just 300,000 people is quite forgettable – nowhere near as dynamic in the provinces as its neighbours are, and with a down and out main city, if it weren’t for the Cays and a couple of Mayan sites, we’ve been pleased it’s only small and doesn’t take long to traverse. But for us it’s been important – it’s the last country in the North, South and Central America continents for us to ride across, so we’re chuffed about that.

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3 Responses to Belize – a Dive and Diving

  1. Virginia April 19, 2011 at 3:53 am #

    The pics are great, but how about Jo’s back ? My gosh that looks serious agony hope you are administering all the goods to the Witch Doctor Gareth and the bodyguard has bust out of jail to sooth the situation and get some solarcaine lotion plastered over it. Found the photos very colourful and depicts their culture with the scenes taken and those tough looking hombres with their sombreros are they hard working or do the women do all the work — Like back in N.Z. !!

  2. Virginia April 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    Have just finished viewing sea pics – and realised it was the bodyguards body in the photo not Jo’s so badly burnt wow a high price to pay for all that fun snorkelling, hope everything is healing well with lots of cold drinks to dull the pain !! Wonderful time you all had there and the fish and clear water amazing photos and of the sharks and stingrays even babies bite so you are all pretty darn brave.Don’t stop now.

  3. jo April 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    This is not my back, I din’t get burnt

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