Caye Caulker

Another quick water taxi ride!

Another quick water taxi ride!

This one is even quicker than the last

This one is even quicker than the last

Looks like a great spot to live!!

Looks like a great spot to live!!

You can see all the way across the island!

You can see all the way across the island!

I had jumped on the water taxi to Caye Caulker. It sounded good on Wikitravel so why not? I thought I might be able to get an afternoon dive in. First job though was to roam around until I found a decent looking hotel, eventually I found the Tropics Hotel. BZD45 a night/USD22 wasn’t bad for a private room!

Then it was island roaming and photo time!

The main street - the island is mostly a small town, more buildings than you would expect for one in the middle of the Caribbean!

The main street - the island is mostly a small town, more buildings than you would expect for one in the middle of the Caribbean!

That's a bit more like it!

That's a bit more like it!

This is how I sometimes have to carry the kit. Bag in Backpack mode on back and smaller backpack on the front. It gets very hot when your in the tropics!

This is how I sometimes have to carry the kit. Bag in Backpack mode on back and smaller backpack on the front. It gets very hot when your in the tropics!

This looks low key! I came here later and found a lot of folks get married here!

This looks low key! I came here later and found a lot of folks get married here!

Ahh, now that looks more like an island scene

Ahh, now that looks more like an island scene

And this!

And this!

Chilled isn't it?

Chilled isn't it?

I think we may have found the best island scene here - why are all my comments about this?

I think we may have found the best island scene here - why are all my comments about this?

People sunbathe on these jetties, even if they don't have raised boats!

People sunbathe on these jetties, even if they don't have raised boats!

Hahah! I love the home made drink adverts on this trip

Hahah! I love the home made drink adverts on this trip

Now that is where you should have your dive shop!

Now that is where you should have your dive shop!

I looked round the dive shops, including the one above, Frenchies,  as I was exploring, but none had afternoon dives. I didn’t book a dive for the next day (stupidly). Instead I went off and got a snorkelling tour from my hotel for BZD45!

3 hour tour and totally worth it! Saw a Nurse Shark hiding under some rocks, loads of Stingrays, an Eagle Ray, plenty of Damselfish, a couple of Moray Eels,  the works! Friendly group too! Pity I didn’t have an underwater camera.

Chilled out that evening with Ribs for dinner and a few bottles. This place is very laid back… in fact, a bit too much in the evenings! You need to be here with friends, but I did get talking to a few people none the less.

The next day I thought I would get up at 8 and go to the dive shops… uh, I slept in till 9:20 and the latest dive boats leave at 9:30! Great. Missed those despite trying. I’m now chilling at the hotel trying to decide between staying the day and going diving tomorrow or going to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye… hmm…

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