We arrive in San Pedro, Belize on January 11th, via a stop over at Bahia de la Espiritu Santos, Mexico. It was all motor sailing on the nose.
On January 15th we are joined by friends Mike & Cathy. First order of business, dinner at Elvi's Restaurant. Mike checks the anchor set, the best we can get in the hard sand is the tip and part of one fluke. The beach scene, with flag, restaurant and bar names providing reminders of home.
We take a snorkeling tour of Hol Chin Channel and Shark Ray Ally. The highlights were the Turtle, Ray and Nurse Shark. Sandra actually petted the shark.
We visit Altun Ha Mayan Ruins. It was a non-cruise ship day and we had the place virtually to ourselves. We were able to climb up to the top of the highest pyramid for some great photos. Lunch was at the Jungle Spa, literally in the middle of nowhere. Great food and top marks for presentation. After lunch we sample the pools. Our land transportation. A sleeping salt water Crocodile. A domesticated relative of the Raccoon. Cute but too wild to pet.
Full moon rising over a cruise ship off English Cay.
We sail to Colson Cays and spend two days snorkeling the reefs. Murky water reduced the ability to get good pictures, except for the jelly fish. Mike saw a Lion Fish. They are a non-native highly poisonous fish that is devastating the local fish stock.
We wait out a blow in the very sheltered anchorage at Pelican Cays.
We end our visit with Mike and Cathy with a great meal in Placencia, Belize.
We sign out of Belize at Big Creek, using the Hockey Pokey Water Taxi.