Wednesday, January 4th


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Published: January 5th 2012
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Patty and Jim - KayakingPatty and Jim - KayakingPatty and Jim - Kayaking

We pulled over to the dock at Reef Adventures to have Moe take our picture!
As you can see by the length of time from my last post, there has not been a great deal to blog about, mostly because of the rain. It started raining on New Years Day at 1:00 p.m., and didn't quit until Monday, January 2nd at 5:00 P.M.. It was so bad that on Monday about noon, Jim and I put our wet suits on to go for a walk, just to get out of the condo. Each day since then it has gotten progressively better. Not good enough to dive, as the winds were still pretty strong, but we still found plenty to do.

Today we decided to try ocean kayaking. We rented a two seater kayak from Island Diving ($20 US per hour) and paddled north to where the island splits at the point the San Pedro river runs into the ocean. The winds were coming from the NW so paddling into the wind was a bit of a challenge for two novices, but it was great exercise. We paddeled to the split, under the bridge and up the river onto the lagoon side of the island. We were tempted to keep going up the lagoon side of
Greg and Moe from MNGreg and Moe from MNGreg and Moe from MN

Such nice people, we have really enjoyed the time we spent with them.
the island but it would have been a really long distance for two people who had never been in a kayak in their lives. So after meeting a lot of boat traffic in the lagoon we decided to head back. The paddle back was a lot easier as the wind was at our back, but suffice it to say, I probably won't be able to raise my arms to comb my hair tomorrow morning. As the day wore on, the winds subsided and so we are planning on taking one last dive tomorrow.

We only have two days left in Belize, and we are both dreading our return to the US. It's been a great vacation, we've learned a great deal about the country of Belize and about the goals we have for our future which was one of the reasons we took this trip and stayed as long as we did. We've met so many nice people since we arrived including native Belizians, as well as other visitors to the Island. Yesterday we met 4 people from Minnesota that we have really enjoyed spending time with over the past couple of days. Greg and Moe, Dennis and Terry
Our "Dream Boat"Our "Dream Boat"Our "Dream Boat"

There are Catamarans all over this Island. This is just one of the catamarans that would be a dream home for Jim and I.
it was a pleasure to meet you and we sincerely hope our paths will cross again in the future.

I'm going to close for now, and will do one last post Friday night before we leave the Island. I have decided to do a "What We Have Learned" for anyone who might be reading this who plans to take a trip to Belize. I only wish we had had the same information before we took our trip...................until Friday!

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