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Caye Caulker in Belize …

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We took a cruise several years ago and one of the ports that we went to was Belize City … you did not dock in Belize City so the boat had tenders that took into port.  Pam and I decided to take an excursion to an area called ” Shark – Ray ” Alley to swim with the sharks and the sting rays … sounds scarier than it really is.  They put you in a boat that takes you north of Belize City to where this reef is and then you get out and snorkel.  Our boat stopped at Caye Caulker to get some bait fish to attract the sharks and the rays.  I got out and walked around with my Hasselblad and took these photos.  As you see, there is not much to Caye Caulker … the road is made of coral and very few tourists, mostly the people that live on the island.

  A view looking in the other direction from above.  It was still early and not too many people out in the streets.

A local eatery … I do not know if I would call this a restaurant.  The menu looked good, mostly seafood … you might could get a hamburger.

A generic looking photo of the palms blowing in the breeze.   I know that you have seen many like this before, but I could not resist.  Looks like an album cover for some Caribbean singer.

I have posted several of this guy in other posts.  His name is Vincent and he comes out to the same place every morning and sells his sea shells.  Turns out Vincent and I both were born in 1953 – small world.  One of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet.  I gave him some money to go and buy breakfast.  He insisted I take a shell, but I told him that I had no place to store it on the boat.  He was very insistent,  so I took a small conch shell to take home.  I have some other photos I made up at San Pedro on Ambergris Caye that I will post sometime in the future.  I hope you enjoy these snap shots … I do not want this to be a travel blog, but I have accumulated so many images from all the trips we have taken and I want to do something with all of them eventually.  As usual, all comments and questions are welcomed.

Written by Frank Hardy

June 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Posted in Belize