My 3 days & 3 nights of doing nothing on Caye Caulker, a small, low-elevation, sandy island of the coast of Belize in Central America, have come to an end. All I really did here was take pictures & even they were pretty repetitive. There’s only so much a small island offers photographically. Either that or the laid back vibe floating around here scuppered my creativity (entirely possible).

Paddle-boarding off Caye Caulker, Belize. May 14th 2013.

Keeping busy (& sober) here in Caye Caulker invariably means taking to the water, and paying a hefty price for the privilege – this isn’t a cheap place. Not being a water bunny meant I was happy to watch, & photograph from afar, including these people paddle-boarding around a rusting, half-submerged boat offshore. Caye Caulker (map-pointer-icon), Belize. May 14th 2013.

Plenty of options to laze around. Hammocks in Dirty McNastys Hostel, home for 3 night on Caye Caulker, Belize. May 14th 2013.

Plenty of options to laze around. Hammocks in Dirty McNastys Hostel (yes, Dirty McNastys), home for 3 nights here on Caye Caulker, Belize. May 14th 2013.

Front Street, one of the 3 sand-covered 'main' roads on Caye Caulker, Belize. May 14th 2013.

Front Street, one of the 3 sand-covered ‘main’ roads on Caye Caulker, Belize. May 14th 2013.

Caye Caulker speed bumps. No cars here, just golf carts. Front Street, Caye Caulker, Belize.

Caye Caulker speed bumps. No cars here just golf carts. Front Street, Caye Caulker, Belize.

A lazy afternoon on Caye Caulker, Belize. May 14th 2013.

Caye Caulker is a popular hangout for pelicans. They are big birds. Not particularly pretty, but big. They spend a lot of time perched on the stumps offshore and they certainly look more photogenic from afar. Caye Caulker, Belize. May 14th 2013.

Sunset on Caye Caulker, Belize. May 15th 2013.

Sunset on Caye Caulker. Today I was up at 5 a.m. for sunrise on the eastern shore of the 300-metre wide (in sections, it’s 1.8 kilometres wide at its widest point) island. I was also out for sunset on the western shore some 13 hours later. It was kind of neat to be able to do that & on this particular day sunset was the clear winner in the battle of most photogenic daily atmospheric phenomena. Caye Caulker, Belize, Central America. May 15th 2013.

Mainland & Guatemala Bound
In the morning I’ll be heading back to the mainland for a bus that’ll take me across the country, across a border & into Guatemala. I’m expecting Guatemala to be a different, more Latin American destination, sort of like what I envisioned the real Central America to be like before I arrived in the region. I also expect it to be cheaper. Belize has been great. Somewhat of a surprise, a bizarre introduction to the region, but great nonetheless. Would I recommend you come here? For sure. Just don’t ask me why.

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