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1. Going Slow in Caye Caulker

View from the beachHello! We have been in Caye Caulker for the last two days and are sad to be leaving this chill island town tomorrow. Caye Caulker is about 45 minute ferry ride from Belize City (two-hour ride from San Ignacio). It is a small limestone island about 5 miles long and less than a mile wide. It is mostly a back packer tourist town but also has a thriving fishing community. Many of the locals still support themselves this way.

2. First Time Snorkeler!

This morning we helped Madi do a bit of feeding and then we geared up and headed out to Carlos' Tours for our snorkeling tour! We met 5 other people including an employee of Carlos the owner of the tour company. He fitted us with fins and masks and then we boarded the boat and rode out to Hol Chan Marine Reserve! He anchored the boat once we saw a few other boats anchored in the most crystal clear water I've ever seen, and he went through some tips and rules about staying together and not touching the corals. I had some trouble with my mask and snorkel at first but then I was starting to get the breathing down. I had taken an underwater throw-away camera with us and it had once escaped my shorts pocket. I saw something bobbing in the water and realized it was my camera and had to swim out to it so Mike put it in his secure velcro shorts pocket.