Belize Ship log
30 January 2015 | Caye Calker
Jan 29, 2015
Time is slipping by as Adonai explores the islands off of Belize City with the changing of crew we are now a party of nine. Friends and family have joined together to take a retreat bonding together in nature.
Just off of Cay Calker is a beautiful National Preserve the waves are breaking in the shallows with a reef filled with conch. Our chart on board was off and we soon found our selves faced with the marine patrol and the police. The boat with the tan uniforms approached and the feeling in your gut was saying bummer I am not certain what I have done but I better say I am sorry with a sincere heart. Being treated with jail time was an awakening to their seriousness to protect the beautiful reef. NO molesting the conch! My mistake as in the Bahamas the abundance of conch means dinner. Not so on the preserve in Belize so thank God for grace and when in Belize double check your chart and be sure you are in a free zone.
The evening has a drop in the temperature to 70 making for good sleep as a front has found its way to our latitude. The morning sun heats the day to make for enjoyable reef exploration out at the Turneffe Islands especially at Big Cay Bokel where the reef drops off with a wall of healthy corals and fish life interspersed with fan beds. With the tide change many tiny jelly fish are caught in the current giving a little sting but not enough to keep us out from seeing the beauty below. The reef blessed us with a few fish for the grill and after a couple of nights we moved our way up to Blue Creek just a few miles away. There are gators in the mangrove areas as Turnoff Lodge was kind to tell the story of Gator their dog who was saved by a larger dog who is no longer. Fortunately no gator spotting from Adonai.
Anchoring up Blue Creek was our escape from the after noon weather the wind is up and we beat our way back to Caye Calker for water with nine aboard we really miss having a water maker. The sun is appearing and the wind subsiding as another front has passed us by.