Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving in Belize...Why not?

¨Tropical the island breeze
All of nature wild and free
This is where I long to be
La isla bonita...¨

Madonna said she fell in love with San Pedro, Belize. That was silly because it turns out its neighboring island, Caye Caulker, is WAY more beautiful. (And cheaper too!) Someone should let her know.

When I first arrived, I was sure I´d found Heaven. Near the end, I realized it´s a long way from divinity, but still paradisaical in its own sense.

Snorkeling in the Caribbean! Say WHAAAAAAT??

Even better, our guide had an underwater camera and made good use of it. I can only get a couple up on here. Sorry!

Why yes, I did chase an eagle ray. I didn´t quite catch him, but hey, he´s got ¨eagle¨ in his name. How can I beat that?

There is nothing in the world that compares to the feeling you get when you take a deep breath, dive down, and fly over the coral in this turquoise water, just teaming with life.

And, of course, the Thanksgiving feast:


C Eric L said...

AWESOME!!!! I'm so glad you were able to get in some snorkeling. I've heard (and you've now seen...) spectacular things abound there.

Merry Mary said...

Indeed! It´s supposedly the second largest barrier reef in the Western hemisphere. Of course, Australia´s got it beat. (Australia´s got everybody beat in most things though.)

So many beautiful things! It was hard to remember that I was actually there and it wasn´t just some incredible dream. That sounds cheesy, but it´s true!!

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