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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pics from our February trip


This is the water taxi...pretty full this day! Barb had to sit at the other end.


The beautiful Barb at sunset....I don't know which way to look!



Barb loved relaxing on the porch.


Barb learned to windsurf, almost!


A croc we saw while on our way back from a remote area of the island.
Some natives were feeding it chicken. Reminded me of Betty White!


Scuba Mike hits the water.


This was our home away from home...wish it were home.


I did get to use the hammock once.


And I think I can actually learn to windsurf too.


The view from our front door.


This is what the good roads are like in a more remote area of the island.


Ahhh sunset. I was almost attacked by a dog to get this shot.


My favorite activity was having a Belikin at the split.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Here is the video that started my love affair with Caye Caulker.

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My first blog day:

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For a little over a year I have been looking at the possibility of retiring abroad. I did extensive research on places in central and south america. I looked at Cost Rica, Ecuador, and Belize in great detail, and several other places in less detail. Last February my wife Barb and I ventured to Caye Caulker, Belize. This is a carribean island just off the coast of Belize. Caye Caulker sits just one mile from the second largest coral reef in the world. There are about 1200 inhabitants and was historically a fishing village that now relies primarily on tourism. The village is quaint and simple with streets of sand and brightly colored buildings. The only tar on the island is the runway at the airport. We fell in love on our first visit and will be returning this August to explore some more.

Last fall I produced a video for the newly formed high school in hopes to win a $10,000 cash prize to benefit Ocean academy from Ford. The video did not win, but I made several friends in the process that I looked up during our last visit. Dane even tried to teach me and Barb how to windsurf! We thought the place felt like home for us. The folks are friendly and the pace of life is VERY relaxed. We cannot wait to visit again!