Caye Caulker is in Belize so we had our first border crossing. The crossing was actually quite straightforward once the custom guy put the right date in the passport. It was a long travel day though as we set off at 6am and didn't get there until 4.30pm. It was so hot and as we waited for our boat to the island we had a Belikin (the local beer). It was good.
Caye Caulker is beautiful - I fell in love immediately with the place. It's a small island with sandy roads and the main street is lovely with brightly coloured shops. .You can actually walk from one end to the other in 15minutes. The local bar called the 'Lazy Lizard' is found at The Split (so called because this is where Hurricane Hattie tore through and made the island into two islands). A great bar complete with a beer garden - basically benches and tables in the sea!!!! How cool is that? We spent our first afternoon chilling spotting sea life and watching the sunset. This is where I saw my first sea horse - well spotted Alana. It was amazing. It was clinging to seaweed but luckily for us decided to swim across to the next bunch of seaweed. It was totally cool. They move so elegantly. I just couldn't believe that after all these years of diving, I finally see one at the pub!
Went diving for the first time in ages. It was wonderful. The water was so clear and warm. I did a backward roll from the boat - it is such a thrill. There were lots of fish and the coral was too many colours to mention. Its like flying over a beautiful garden. It was so nice to find my 'fins' again. Celebrated with a Belikin at the Lazy Lizard.
The food on the island was excellent. I had a lot of seafood which was really fresh and cooked superbly.
Caye Caulker was absolutely heaven. I did not want to leave. That is probably why when we were leaving the island the boat broke down about a half an hour from shore - it knew I didn't want to leave. Apparently not - they had actually run out of petrol!!!! . We were luckily rescued by a far superior and faster boat - happy days.