Latin America 2011: Day 9: Caye Caulker
Lounging around an island where the beach and the water are the only two activities to do, we made the best of it by making plans to go spearfishing.
Spearfishing was mostly a bust due to murky water and no fish (not even a barracuda), but our guide, Greg, and Captain Papa Joe did a nice job showing Sam and I around. Spearfishing is tough! Greg is very good though, and nailed a grouper and a lobster, then as we lurked around underwater, he found eight more lobster, grabbed a hooked stick for the purpose, and snagged seven of them. Pretty good!
It was a little sailboat they used for the trip, and a bit of a short trip, but honestly it was nice that we cut things short after catching our fill. Having the rest of the afternoon to relax was an unexpected plus.
After getting back onto land, we had lunch at Paradiso Sandwich shop (same place we had breakfast, nom nom) for surprisingly good sandwiches. Saw our tour guide, Josh, lopping off his hair at the barber shop, snapped a bunch of photos around sunset up at The Split, avoided the DDT truck spraying down the roads, and finally, ate waaaay too much of the lobster we (err, Greg) caught in the morning.
Not a bad way to end our stay on the island!