Day 6: Tuesday, May , 2006
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.
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.
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 habaÃ±ero 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 $57 5 laundry $62
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 & GuatemalaPlanning – 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