Our first full day in Belize. I got up around 8 am and had breakfast at Rico’s restaurant with C & K. K had some waffles, C & I had banana pancakes. They were very banana-y. One of the ladies at the restaurant was feeding the birds (first restaurant I’ve seen do that). We walked over for a closer look. There were giant sea gulls and black birds that looked like pterodactyls with turkey gizzards. There were also a few eels in the water eating the scraps that the birds dropped.
**BIRD AND EEL PICTURES COMING SOON**
After breakfast the three of us rented a golf cart and drove to town to stock up on some condo necessities.
**VIDEO OF CURTIS’S CRAZY DRIVING ANTICS COMING SOON**
After that we got Nick out of bed and took a long walk up the beach. A really long walk. The weather was perfect. Temps somewhere in the 80s, partly cloudy. The beaches are nice. The sand is gritty, but it doesn’t hurt to walk on it. Only a few areas are good for swimming though. And the whole island seems void of travelers. There were probably 10 people in our pool and section of beach… including us. It seemed to be that way at all the resorts. We’re not complaining though, it’s nice!!
After our walk we lounged around by the pool and beach. Then we headed to the dive shop in our hotel to set up an excursion for tomorrow morning. We’ll be doing a one tank dive at a local reef called Hol Chan followed by snorkeling at Shark Ray Alley!! Hopefully we’ll get some good pictures and non of us will get eaten (don’t worry Cindy, no one’s getting eaten by sharks).
For dinner we ate at El Divino Restaurant at Banana Beach resort. Nick had some sort of meat on a bead of potatoes and I had a grilled snapper. Mmmm… best non-Hawaiian fish ever. Kristen was feeling a bit under the weather, so we headed back to our condo to rest up for the big day of diving tomorrow.