Belize part deux…

March 18, 2011

Given the impending wet season, we really are on the scoot to get down to Panama.  We forewent the southern part of Belize this go round, promising in our hearts that we will return one day and spend some serious time exploring the lower half and it’s subsequent cayes.

When I first arrived in Belize, I started to think of how I would extend my visa to stay longer than the allowed 30 days (something I’ve heard is pretty easy to do.)  I’d quickly fallen quite in love with the country and it’s people.  On this second return, we knew we only would have but a few days, traversing south and then west, before venturing into Guatemala.  We enjoyed them just the same, and soaked in the country with every mile we rode.

 

Jessica, all ready for school. We hung out a bit, camping close to her family's home. She told me she swims in the Belize river behind her and the dolphins keep her away from the alligators...

We linked up with the coastal road, which went south. It was beautiful, but very sandy at parts and full of jarring washboard the whole time...

With the scorching sun on our winterized bodies...

...taking multiple dips were essential...

Savannah-like in parts...

...spiky in others...

Roadside haircuts...

We took a hop out to Gales Point, and rode the path through town. It is said that Gales Point's modern inhabitants are the descents of logwood cutters or escaped slaves from the 1700's. One of the world's most renowned drummers and drum makers, Emmeth Young, also lives here...

 

It felt great to be back on the bikes...

...with days ending like this again...

 

 

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One Response to “Belize part deux…”

  1. Zack said

    Hey guys, Im on the west side of lago peten itza, across from tikal and looking for poeple to ride with. I´ll be here till monday or tuesday studying some spanish, let me know if you are interested….
    not much internet for me, here is my number in guatemala 48883013… Happy trails, Zack

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