I had a great time.  Kevin and I stayed on this little island of two bars, one snack shack, one dive instructor, and it took 8 slow minutes to walk around the whole thing. For those of you who have been to Missoula, Montana....Tabacco Caye Island is the size of Caras Park from Higgins to Dragon's Hallow, max.

Devon, our dive master instructor and Captain Jack (two handsome black men) took us out on a little blue boat for a 60 foot deep dive. We saw a scenic view of the coral reef, nurse sharks, spotted eagle rays, hawksbill turtle and other things with names I don't know.  Later in the day after our three beautiful Belizean meals (included in our cabin stay) we would follow our new Australian friends to the bar for island flavored drinks and local beer. I drank more in that week than the whole of 2009, so that means I had about 10 drinks..haaahaa

I woke up with the sun every morning (5:30am). I photographed self-portraits while Kevin and the Australians slept in. Here is my Forest Woodward inspired photo. Can you believe this is the view right outside my 8 minute island hut?

 The second week we spent in the jungle. Our experiences included caving, Maya ruins, tarantulas,  kinkajous, a smart boy named Abraham, fun girls from the east-side of the US, butterflies, oranges right off the tree, and a jaguar named Junior.

Tobacco Caye Lodge - Barbara runs the place and she's smart, "layed back" and very caring. Great food here too.
Reefs End Diving - Devon and Eric are both safe and fun dive masters
Hun Chi'ik cave touring - Abraham is a kind and very knowledgeable guide
Treck Stop -  A great place to stay if you are looking for a step up from camping. They are hidden across the way from the Xunantunich ruins. And if you like to frisbee golf they have a 9 hole course.
Du Plooy's - We splurged on this place by accident. And I'm glad we did.
Belize photos - Tony Rath has great photos of Belize.
Belize Zoo - Great rescue zoo. They had adorable lodging and good food. Teachers, take your student here!

Thank you

Comment here....let me know where you have been in Belize....


  1. Wow, i have always wanted to go there! Looks like you had an amazing trip! Did you take your tiny water camera? I'd love to see some pictures of the dive!
    p.s. love the picture in the forest of you by three tree :)

  2. Great pictures, sweetheart! I love the photo of the sunrise and the one of the hut at night. I want to go to Belize!

  3. I think I tried to email once before...
    thanks for doing the "Belize" photo with the
    girls, they had fun!

    We may head back to the Trek stop next year!


  4. Thanks Hailey and Maria. You should go there. Great people there too.

    Doug, I had a great time with the girls. Will you go to the Trek Stop with the same girls or a new group? Maybe I will see you.

  5. I went to Belize for three weeks when I was 15. It was the first time that my eyes got to drink in the sights of something different from my Minnesota bubble. Your island shots bring me right back! The people are so awesome! I spent a week in a little village and a week on one of the cays. Those memories are priceless. I'd love to go back with my camera and make some new ones!

    Thanks for giving me a moment of nostalgia.


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