The weather was so incredibly wonderful when we were in Belize back in October. The seas were mirror flat almost all day long every day we were there; perfect for kayaking. I spent at least 30 hours kayaking, most of it by myself, although Sue and I had a nice morning out one day. We set out from Chris and Sue's place in central Englishtown, since they had the kayaks. We had started to head north along the coast, but soon decided to head east over to Great Monkey Cay (pronounced "key"). I took my snorkel gear and was able to get in a little snorkeling while Sue relaxed in the sunshine and recaptured my kayak when it drifted off. ;-) The water was flat enough to take a route to the outside of Great Monkey Cay and loop around to the south to visit Little Monkey Cay. Little Monkey Cay is a rookery for assorted egrets, pelicans, and frigate birds that settle down there every evening. Throughout the day you can find bird activity there. Little Monkey Cay was almost demolished by Hurricane Iris in 2001. It has slowly been coming back, although it is still nowhere close to its former glory.
|Sue and I heading off to the north.|
|The sea was flat enough that I felt comfortable taking my cameras with me in the little "sit upon" kayak.|