Mexico/Belize 2016 – Day 12 of 18
March 2, 2016
Accommodation: Colindas Cabanas, Caye Caulker
Wow, 3rd day in Caye Caulker. We had no plans for the day. I actually was feeling tired, probably too much sun on the boat yesterday. As always, up early, read, compute, make breakfast. Then we walked south from Colinda Cabanas along the beach. You actually walk across the easterly end of the airport. There is a path or roadway all along this part of the island that is supposed to take you back to town (the long way). It was hot hot hot again. The bushes and path were alive with lizards, iguanas & birds. A constant rustle as we walked along! The area is populated but less so. The path goes along mangroves and it’s not manicured so a ton of things ‘washedup’ in the mangroves from past storms. There are quite a few big beach/jungle homes out there. Very secluded (well as secluded as you can be on a small island). Unfortunately, we couldn’t do the whole loop as there was an extreme mud section that we just didn’t want to trudge through. So, back we went! Again, read for a while…then we decided to go into the village for lunch. We ate over the water at Rainbow. Johnny had Fajitas and I had a Conch Burrito. Very good! Lots of activity at the dock out front with a catamaran coming in, some snorkel tours, people paddle boarding…..after lunch we wandered through town and then back to the Cabana..by this time it was even crazier hot and we jumped into the water at the end of the dock for a while..then yes…back to read. Late afternoon the breeze came in and it cooled down…we went for a twilight walk on some different streets. We made chicken, rice & tomatoes for dinner, went out to the dock to star gaze…Orion’s belt was quite prominent, Sirius was shining brightly and Jupiter looked down at us. We saw a number of cruise ships go by – probably en route to Cozumel, MX.
I’m not sure whether I mentioned it or not, but we don’t use AC when we travel, nor do we use it at home. About the only time I use AC would be in my car if I have clients with me. First of all, I believe AC makes you sick….and that you become so accustomed to AC that you don’t want to go outside on warm days. So, life is more natural and dealing with hot weather is actually more bearable without AC. We also like to stay in more basic,ordinary accommodation. It just feels wrong to live in the lap of luxury when the people around you are living so simply. I never quite understand how someone can go to an island or beach location and never leave there resort. It confounds me 🙂