Sunday, July 23, 2006

North and Interior

Sorry for the delay. My parents are in town this weekend, and this is the first chance I've had to update. The photos below are for four Mayan sites (Lamanai, Altun Ha, the Barton Creek Cave and Corocal) that we visited and the storm that capped off my vacation.



big stairs

rounded corners

Altun Ha

cave entrance

Ceiba tree

storm at Caye Caulker

Monday, July 17, 2006

Make that in a few days...

I am here, with pictures... These are only the first few days of my trip, but since this post is already picture heavy, I thought I'd save my collection of Mayan ruins for another day.

Welcome to Caye Caulker

The Cayes (pronounced Keys) off the coast of Belize are small islands, at least partially formed by mangroves. They are in close proximity to the second longest reef in the world, so the snorkeling and diving are fabulous (I only tried the snorkeling). We stayed on Caye Caulker, which is very laid back. We also visited San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, which is both larger and busier.

Caye Caulker doesn't have many motorized vehicles, but there are always people meeting the boats who will help you carry your luggage to your hotel.

Lokal Flava

local transport

The one thing you do have to watch out for are the golf carts. They don't go very fast, but they're hard to hear coming.



This was taken during a sunset canoe trip on the landward side of the island. The mangroves act as a nursery for all of the creatures that you can see out on the reef.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Saturday, July 08, 2006

San Ignacio

Hi again... I'm now in San Ignacio, after passing through Orange Walk and Crooked Tree. We've been on the move quite a bit since we left the Cayes. Mostly, we've seen Mayan ruins and wildlife. Again, I will have to post pictures when I get home. I'm only here for a few more days, so we've booked a couple different things before I have to make my way back to Belize City to fly home.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Caye Caulker

I am now in Belize, after a couple of flights and a lot of time in airports. We did a full day snorkelling trip today, and I've managed to burn myself in an uncomfortable location. Too bad! It was really cool to see sea turtles, sharks, sting rays and lots of other assorted fish and coral. Part of our group even saw a manatee! Sadly, I didn't bring my camera cord to the internet place, so there are no pictures yet. Anyway, its only been one day. I'm sure there will be moe to come.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


Obviously I'm not doing that well with the regular posting. I don't know that I'm too busy to post, but I haven't finished anything in ages. I'm knitting a pair of socks from Mega boots stretch. I am on the foot of the first one, after having to rip back multiple times. It was almost horrifying that I briefly blanked on how to do an hourglass heel. I redid it three times before I could make it work.

So, I'm leaving on vacation. I'm going to Belize for 10 days, or so. I'm excited, and I'll try and post a couple times, just to let J know I'm still alive. Other than that, I'll probably be quiet for the next two weeks (not that that differs much from the current state of affairs here.)