|It was great to get to Caye Caulker and see Heather and Neno again. Heather´s Canadian friend Rosa was also on the island for a few days while we were there, and they all made us feel right at home. Caye Caulker is a very laid back backpackers destination, with no cars and only golf carts and bicycles on the sandy streets. We had a couple of cool days but as soon as the weather warmed a bit we were off on our first snorkeling tour. We stopped at shark and ray alley, where Shawn (and Jasper briefly) swam with about 15 rays.
One afternoon we rented a golf cart and cruised the island for a few hours. On our second boat tour we did some more AMAZING snorkeling, and spotted manatees in the wild. The manatees were very elusive, but we managed to spot one and watched him for about an hour as he came up to breath every 4 minutes or so. What an immense but peaceful creature!
Because the weather wasn´t as warm as we had hoped, we decided to add another leg to our adventure and headed off to the far west of Mexico for our last week. We left the islands on an 8 seater plane where Kylan got to co-pilot and Kari trembled in her boots a couple seats back!