We got up early and went around the corner for a nice cheap breakfast
Luckily we got the only table
We departed for our full day sailing/snorkeling trip from Ragamuffin Tours. They have a few sailboats anchored and it is a
short sail to the snorkeling grounds.
The water was very blue and we relaxed on the way to the snorkeling grounds.
You can ride on the front or top or get some shade. It was a fun trip.
Our first stop was an area of the reef known as Coral Gardens. You can barely see a blue fish with spots poking out in the
middle of the photo - that is a juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish, and it's electric blue in person!
Southern stingray at Shark Ray Alley
Here is a GoPro video from Shark Ray Alley:
Blue Angelfish at the Hol Chan Cut (a narrow channel where you can get outside the reef).
This sea urchin would cling to your fingers - you could feel when it sucked onto you.
Here we saw a giant Spotted Eagle Ray, and the guide took the GoPro for a video:
We finally got to see a green sea turtle just before getting back on the boat.
Here is a short video of the turtle:
Our captain and guide, Kevin, was really funny and had a lot to talk about.
That night we went out to a nice restaurant and ate fresh fish
The plan was to get up early, eat breakfast, pack, and move on. The plan was to drive to a big mayan ruin called Altun Ha. This is the link to the Wikipedia entry for Altun Ha. It turned out that the trip only took 30 minutes because the road was a lot better than last time. and hike all of that and then head to an Caye Caulker which is an island where we would stay for the next 4 days.
Of course you start at an interpretive center. They had a lot of good info. The Jade head was found at Altun Ha and is very important to the Belizean people. It is on some of their money.
This is the climb to the top of the first ruin. Each step is much taller than a modern step.