Monday, February 20, 2012

Some Monday Scenes

We took the water taxi to Caye Caulker today for lunch and some sightseeing.   We dined at a yellow picnic table by the water and walked up and down the sandy streets.  The place has a young laid back vibe and I loved taking photos, but I'm not sure we'd want to stay there.  My original plan was to spend a week on Caye Caulker and just visit Ambergris, but Craig and I both agreed Caulker's a little too slow for us.  The trip is only 30 minutes by water taxi and we really enjoyed taking a look!

We'll be moving to a new location farther away from town tomorrow, so I'm not sure if I'll have consistent WiFi.  So if I'm not posting, you'll know why!

Here are some scenes from our Monday! 

Approaching Ambergris Caye on our return trip.

The boats are enclosed with some windows that open, so I stuck my camera out a window to get this photo of the crystal blue Caribbean water.

The lunch table on Caye Caulker.


Chicken tostados and fish kabobs.

People mostly use their feet or bikes to get around the island on sand streets.

Lots of No Loitering signs on shops and fruit stands. 

 Interesting boat!

 Lots of Rastas!

 This little piggy became meat.  A young guy was sitting behind the pit turning the spit by hand.

 Conchs and cocos!

 Caulker bulletin board.

Tranquil spot.  I didn't hang long because the skeeters were biting.

 More bikes and restaurants!


drgeo said...

Skeeters immune to Skin So Soft on the Mosquito Coast?

Life's a Beach! said...

drgeo, we packed some Autan we bought on Isla last summer. I'm betting they love anything that makes Skin So Soft! HA!

Anonymous said...

I've been following you for a few years since planning a trip to Isla. Belize is on my Bucket List.. could you give us an idea on food prices. Your meals look so good!

Life's a Beach! said...

Having problems with the WiFi at our new place! Anon, the food seems a little pricier here than Isla, but some of that's probably because we know where the deals with food are on Isla. In general, we've been spending anywhere from $40 to $60 Belize on meals for the two of us, so that's $20 to $30 U.S. A fish dinner at a moderately priced restaurants seems to run around $30 Belizean dollars. I'll post some more info in the next few days. Groceries seem much more expensive that prices on Isla or in the U.S. The Belizean price on a bag of U.S. chips can be $10.95! I found some Lay's salt and vinegar chips for less than $3 U.S. and grabbed a bag yesterday. Now I can't remember where I found them to go back!