Nick and I opted out of diving today. I wanted a relaxation day, and since whenever the trips are over I always regret not taking more days off diving instead of diving more, that’s what I did. My intention was to hide away in the air conditioned room and shady balcony, but I can’t resist an empty pool. I was down by the pool by 9:30 a.m. and didn’t come inside until cklahr came back from diving at 12:30. Of course they went somewhere new where the lionfish were a plenty.
In the afternoon we headed north per Nick’s request. We never head that direction as town is south of us, so it was an adventure. We found one of the two CrossFit gyms on the caye and ran into Loidy, who sadly is no longer with Island Divers. For lunch we at at the Sand Bar. I had shrimp tacos, surprise, surprise. I also talked Kristen into a third drink. Best decision ever.
Rudy invited us to the dive shop for lionfish ceviche. We decided the best course of action would be to rent a golf cart; that way we could enjoy dinner at a faraway place south near the dive shop and not have to rely on taxis.
The ceviche was delicious and we spent the early afternoon in good company. For dinner we went to Casa Picasso, a restaurant recommended to us by our taxi driver from the airport. It was off the beaten path and behind some sort of shipping hub for what looked like all the bottled water on the island. I ordered mahimahi and banana wantons for dessert. Kristen and I also tried a wine we’d never heard of. Unfortunately I don’t remember what it was called, but it was good.
The rain got us on the way back to the resort, so we put up the windshield and hunkered down. Since the drive got me wet, I ventured to the pool while it was still raining. A perfect ending to a perfect day.