From Northern Guatemala I took a shuttle over the border to Belize. It didn't take long to cross the border and before I knew it I had arrived in Belize city. Belize seemed quite distinct from Guatemala. As a former British colony everyone speaks English and it is also pretty ethnically diverse. From Belize city I left almost immediately for Caye Caulkner - an Island off the coast. The boat to get there was a speed boat and it didn't take long to get to Caye Caulkner. The water is the most amazing azure blue and the beaches were soft white coral sand. Before long I'd arrived on the Island and set up. The island of Caye Caulkner is only small, but seems very friendly and colourful. The next day I headed off on a snorkelling trip to some of the nearby reefs.
It was beautiful and we also swam with some (vegetarian) sharks and giant sting rays. The sting rays liked to take playful jump out of the water and even seemed to like being patted!
The water was very warm and also very salty which made us very bouyant. We saw a huge array of sea creatures that lived on the lush coral reef.
On the way back we saw some eagle ray courtship displays where they fly though the air gracefully. It kind of looked like this.