Thursday, April 24, 2014

Beautiful Belize

We are still hanging in Cay Caulker in Belize. We were able to check in on Tuesday and it was a very easy process. The Immigration and Customs people were extremely nice and it only took about 30 minutes. San Pedro and Cay Caulker are both nice islands and we have enjoyed being here. We are trying to provision the boat, get fuel, propane and laundry done before we leave Cay Caulker. We also have some winds coming in so not sure how long we will be here. We have to pay for internet here and wanted to let you know we received a few emails and will respond when we have internet.

The islands of Belize are beautiful. We are inside a reef that stretches along the entire east coast of Belize. We found the people here to be very friendly and helpful. When we brought our dinghy into the dock at San Pedro the owner of the night club "Big Daddy's Disco", Lazer, came out and says 'Come on in, come in closer, you can lock up and tie up here'. When we asked him where Customs and Immigration was he told us, then called his friend Marnie, in Customs, and told her we were coming. Nice guy, he wanted us to bring our sailboat closer to his docks but we said we were leaving that afternoon.

Cay Caulker is not a very big Island it takes probably 15 minutes to walk from one end of the town to the other. Yesterday we met a man who takes care of cats and dogs on the island and has been doing it for 12 years. We were standing at his gate saying hi to the animals as we usually do and he said come on in! He has about a dozen cats, three new kittens and about 5-6 dogs. He takes care of them and then tries to adopt them out to foreigners. He does not like to adopt them out to the locals, because they keep them only as long as they want, then kick them out the door or try to breed them. It is very sad we saw lots of dogs wandering the streets. He does what he can. We are going to donate some food to him, it seems like all we can do for now. We are looking forward to Island hopping down to the Rio Dulce in Guatemala. We will have plenty of pictures to post when we find some good internet.

Cheers Mike and Kim

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