Archive - March 2015

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Spearfishing in Caye Caulker
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Hopkins to Caulker- getting there and staying there
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I broke a bike on Phil’s birthday
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St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park and a tragically cool coffee shop

Spearfishing in Caye Caulker

The ocean is my hunting ground. A rubber band powered spear gun my instrument of death. My flippers sleekly propel me through the sea with the stealth of a mako shark.This is what I imagine spearfishing to be like. It was my most anticipated vacation activity. I told Phil for months that I wanted to learn how to spearfish- Survivor style. In my fantasies I envision myself free diving down to coral outcrops and hitting medium sized grouper with a Hawaiian Sling. We spent our first afternoon on…

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Hopkins to Caulker- getting there and staying there

This year we wanted to stay on Caye Caulker for a few days to really get a feel for the place. We’d day tripped to the tiny island from Ambergris Caye last year and loved it but wondered if it was too small to entertain us for an extended time (we’re looking for potential places to live after all). Would we get bored? Is there enough to do on such a small swath of land? We were going to find out but first we had to get there…

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I broke a bike on Phil’s birthday

I was cruisin’. I was feeling good. Confident. Bad ass. All that changed in a moment, with the drop of a bike. It was our second day on motorcycles rented from Alternate Adventures in Hopkins. We cut our teeth the first day with a leisurely ride down the Placencia Peninsula (check out our post about that ride here). As a result I felt pretty good about a little longer ride inland to check out St. Herman’s Blue Hole Park. I really wanted to make this ride. I’d spent…

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St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park and a tragically cool coffee shop

On the second day with our rented motorcycles we planned to ride out towards  Belmopan from Hopkins  to visit St. Herman’s Blue Hole Park.  We skipped the complementary breakfast at Hopkins Inn cabana and decided to try out Thongs Cafe across from Alternate Adventures.   From Hopkins Village to St. Herman’s Blue Hole park is a LONG ride. Much longer than we anticipated and more challenging than we expected (hills, one-lane bridges, oh my). But definitely worth it. The Hummingbird Highway is known for the beautiful landscapes and picturesque mountain views…

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