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Tropical Fishing by Day, Beach Charades by Night

Catching a Yellow Snapper - Caye Caulker

Catching a Yellow Snapper - Caye Caulker

Day 6: Tuesday, May , 2006

7:30 am

Diana, Petar and Tim invited me to go fishing last night on our way to dinner at Syd's. I have to get walking in a few minutes. I had fried conch last night. It was good, worth trying. Too bad it's not yet lobster season. There was a big thunderstorm last night between 11 pm and 2 am. Downpour, one particularly loud crack of thunder, plenty of flashing, lightning.

Tims big catch of the day

Tim's big catch of the day

This morning the wind has died down, and the sea looks mere like a lake. I was up at 5:30 am but it still seemed too late to catch the sunrise. It's quite possible I won't see Nicole again. I think I'll leave a note with my e-mail address at their hotel for when they check out.

4:24 pm

5 hours on the water, baking, hot, heat. We trolled (boat moves w/ lures trailing), and didn't get anything. We stopped and fished standing still and caught a lot of yellow fin snapper. I got quite a few. We trolled again, and Petar got a mackerel. Tim and Diana got barracudas at the same time. Then Petar and I trolled for 30 minutes and got nothing.

I left them as they were scaling/cleaning the fish. I had to get out of the sun. I napped for about 2 hours, then dropped off some laundry, got a chicken quesadilla, chocolate ice cream cone, and espresso brownie. That was tasty. The skin around my neck is very red, and my cheeks feel like they have habañero sauce on them. There's still barely a breeze, and it's wicked hot in humid.

Costs today = $45 fishing & trip
10 lunch & H2O
2 dessert
5 laundry

Petars barracuda

Petar's barracuda

I can't believe whatever I'm feeling now will be less than the heat felt on the mainland.

Last night after dinner, we went atop the condos where the others were staying. I had two Barrel One rum and cokes. Denise was right, it does taste good. It's coffee flavored. We played a nice game…

name your most embarrassing moment
most proud moment
visits to hospital
most trouble you got in with parents
favorite travel memory

It was a nice way to get to know everyone better. They're all quite nice, I'm glad I met them. The wall for here shakes like it'll fly off at any moment. It was on all last night, so far it's stayed put.

The espresso brownie I had was delicious. And I need to eat more ice cream! I think I'll stay one more night on this island, then head inland Thursday morning. That'll make for 7 days on the caves, 11 days on mainland.

Table of Contents – Backpacking in Belize & Guatemala

Planning – Trip Inventory
Planning – Trip Activities and Experiences
Music – MP3 Playlist for the Road
Day 1 – Washington, DC to San Pedro, Belize – A Caribbean Journey
Day 2 – Snorkeling with Sharks and Sting Rays
Day 3 – Adventures with the British Army and a Bike Ride
Day 4 – Belize Island Hop – Ambergris Caye to Caye Caulker
Day 5 – Island Life in Belize
Day 6 – Fishing by Day, Charades by Night
Day 7 – Caye Caulker, Belize – Hammocks, Food and Fun

Last Updated on December 3, 2018 by Dave Lee