Caye Caulker –
“Space unicorn, soaring through the stars, delivering the rainbows all around the world…” – The alarm goes off. We get up, but just for to see the sunrise, then we head again to bed for a few hours – we still are quite tired. Later, we have breakfast in “Amor y Cafe”, since this café was so highly praised in a blog I read before having this trip and we want to try an alternative…
Well… I think we’ll stay true to “Brisas del Mar” .
The rest of the day is rather… “slow” for us. We stroll around the island, have a look on some parts of the island which we had seen not yet, have some breaks at the beach and quite often get into stores with airconditioning to cool off.
Since our caffeine-levels are quite low, we have a brief break at “Ice and Beans” for some very VERY good ice-coffee. We even get some free mini-donuts (sometimes it pays off to have a Girlfriend with celiac disease: Mine! All mine! ).
It looks like we have some bad luck regarding scuba diving at the Blue Hole. The Swiss group of four who were supposed to dive with us cancelled last minute. The operators of the divebase won’t head out for just two people .
We visit some other divebases to ask about tomorrows plans and get a great offer at “Scuba Sensation”: Here we can do two dives and go simultaneously on a lionfish-hunt. The pacific lionfish is an invasive species which has somehow managed to get himself dragged by ships through the Panama Canal and has spread from Florida to the Caribbean, as it has no predators. The ecosystem is changing and on its menu is almost everything small enough for it to swallow. Young lobsters included, which annoys all Carribeans .
– Hey, there’s again the souvenir-show!
– We don’t really need anything, right?
– But it’s air conditioned!
While strolling though Caye Caulker we meet Kate again and get to know Charles who is accompanying her. Together we go for dinner at “Roys”. During the day we had already noticed many campaign posters at all sorts of places. The dominating mayor candidate here is “Manuel”, who had a very generous designed campaign already last time. This time there seems to be tons of beer for just 0,5 BZD (0.25 USD). A large amount of people has already gathered at the basketball court – I believe everyone forgot about his competitors… We prefer to eat some ice cream across the streat though and then make our way home.