Despite it all, we knew that yesterday, if we wanted to leave the island to see more of Belize, we needed to bite the bullet and just go for it. So off we went on a jungle river trip to see the Lamanai ruins. Long day! Emphasis on LONG! We boarded the boat at 6:45 a.m. from the dock out front. After about an hour and a half on the water, we entered mainland Belize up a river to a dock where we boarded vans for an hour to another boat, where we headed 25 miles upstream to Lamanai ruins. Then after touring the ruins, we were back on the boat down the river to the vans, and back to a different boat heading back to Ambergris Caye.
I'll admit to absolutely dragging my rear most of the way, so I'll have to provide the details of the trip in another post. Craig had more energy than me, so he climbed the big one and conquered while I sat in the shade at the bottom overheated taking photos.
After a cold shower last night, I collapsed in bed while Craig foraged for food. (He walked down the beach path for takeout.)
Here are a few postcards from the trip!
Crossing to Belize City.
Our crew loading the boat for the river trip.
So glad this boat wasn't our Destiny!
Water lilies on the river.
Oh yes she did! This spider monkey hopped from the trees onto the boat!
Been there. Done that. Got the picture!
That's Craig up there -- the man in the yellow shirt.
Posing with his friend.
Too big of a climb for me on a hot humid afternoon in the jungle, but Craig conquered!
Cruising past the docks in San Pedro on our way home.
I'm now on my second round of antibiotics, so hopefully, this one will do the trick! Sad to say, we've spent more on antibiotics than we have on drinks this trip! Some of my friends now think I'm allergic to the tropics! Hope not!