Day 93 – San Ignacio, BZ to Caye Caulker, BZ

Day 93 – San Ignacio, BZ to Caye Caulker, BZ     11/22/10     Mileage: 0 (Riding), 3 hours on a chicken bus.

 Brian and I met for breakfast and chatted about our trips. He was staying in San Ignacio for a couple more days and I was heading for Caye Caulker. My original plan was to ride to Belize City, stash the bike and take a water taxi out to Caye Caulker. But instead I decided to leave the bike in San Ignacio at the hotel with Brian and take a chicken bus to Belize City. This way the bike was safe and I wouldn’t have to pay for and find safe parking for the bike in Belize City. So later that morning I caught a chicken bus (only $7!) to the coast. After arriving in Belize City, I walked to the waterfront to buy my water taxi ticket to Caye Caulker.

The Belize City waterfront…

Belize City

I had 2 hours until the next water taxi, so I walked around town for a bit. Now maybe there is a nice section of Belize City, but I can tell you it isn’t by the water taxi docks! The regular taxi drivers were also annoying, shouting to anyone within a 3 block radius who looks remotely like a tourist if they need a taxi. I must have been asked 125 times in ninety minutes…no shit! I stopped even responding after a while as it was just incessant! The water taxi ride out to the Caye took around 45 minutes and there was a nice sunset over the water. Once I arrived I immediately like the low key vibe.

Arriving at Caye Caulker

Rush hour in Caye Caulker….nice!

At night these crabs are lurking everywhere in the tall grass….don’t take any shortcuts barefoot!

The streets are sand and there isn’t a patch of pavement in site…awesome! There is also no need for a car as the island is quite small and golf carts are the preferred motorized transport…but a beach bike or on foot is the best way to get around. I walked around for a bit and after getting a room, wandered out for dinner.

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5 Responses to Day 93 – San Ignacio, BZ to Caye Caulker, BZ

  1. Arlene says:

    YOU LASTEST ADDITIONS TO YOUR BLOG LOOK AND SOUND GREAT. GOOD IDEA TO LEAVE THE BIKE WITH BRIAN. IT LOOKS SO NICE AND CLEAN, WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW, EXCEPT FOR THE CRABS HIDING IN THE “GREENS”, UGH, UGH.

    AGAIN, HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS. ENJOY AND BE WELL. WE SURE WILL MISS YOU TOMORROW.
    LOVE YA, MOM

  2. Mo Flynn says:

    Hi Lenny – Happy Thanksgiving from Mo, John, Nancy, Chris, Shane and Bailey! We’re here at Hunter ready to go to a friend’s house for turkey. Mountain is not open, hopefully next weekend. Really enjoying reading your blog on a daily basis. Keep the pics and commentary coming – we’re living vicariously through you!!

    Safe travels…

    • Lenny says:

      Hi Mo! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Say hi to John and the rest of the Hunter crew for me!! I can’t wait to catch up when I get back…

  3. Arlene says:

    Looks like you made good time today getting to Belize to Flores. Did Brian leave with you????

    We just got home a little while ago from Danna and Dave’s and everyone sends their regards. A nice time was had by all.

    Love ya, Mom

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