Wednesday, March 4, 2009

hard to belize

since the raggamuffin snorkel excursion went so well, we decided to "rough it" and go for the three-day, two-night snorkel/camping tour (which includes camping on two remote belize islands). ..raggamuffin supplies the sailboat, the food, the tents, snorkeling equipment, and the all-day-long happy-hour.

this excursion is not for the weak of heart.

our captain (germaine), first mate (kevin) and elder captain (charlie) seem to prefer a "happy-day" of rum & "ganja," which is in ample supply on the cayes.
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below: kevin, charlie & germaine.

yesterday, there were only three people signed-up for the excursion, which needed at least seven people (minimum). ..by takeoff, nine more people had signed-up.

below are the initial pictures of the adventure:


















above: the "ragga king" which is raggamuffin's red boat. ..ready for takeoff (left to right) are rich, harriet, and helen.


below: ten-thousand shades of blue:


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below, from front to back: helen (australia), pete, neal (north carolina), & captain charlie (belize)

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below: emily (from australia/singapore)
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below: gia (australia) & harriet (england)
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below: diane & pierre (france)
below: rich (exhausted) but in a good way... (he's been traveling with harriet for 3-4 weeks)


















below: eimear (from ireland)
below: siebhan (from ireland)























below: tim (virginia; fishing) and kevin (belize; captain in training)
below: happy hour

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next post: camping on the remote island called "rendezvous caye," (seen below)
. ..that thing that looks like a "hut" is just a cover for the dock. ..there are no cabins, no electricity, no bathrooms, nada. . .

6 comments:

  1. What happened to the rest of the excursion? Too much ganja make you stupid....man...
    I'll wait.... D-)
    Sonia

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  2. Hi, Sonia!

    It's impossible to recap the 3-day tour in one post.
    :)
    More tomorrow...
    :)
    Smiles,
    Lenny

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  3. No worries... time is non-existant where you are.....
    Try to be good ;-)
    Sonia
    PS Mark came back to the states after one day..... long story...:-(

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  4. Well Mates I'll try this comment again..... It looks like another piece of paradise. Knowing that each paradise is unique and should not be compared, but also aware that you have now visited some of the world's most renowned paradises in the past six months, I'll beckon the question. What's pluses and minuses? Have you and Pete been fishing? How's the diving compare to the Pacific? how's the expenses?
    Envious, Aloha - Willy and the Girls

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  5. Willy-mon! Whaassaaaaap??

    There's a TIE for FIRST PLACE:

    Providence-Tallahassee-Destin-Tampa-Charlotte.
    :)
    When it comes to paradise, there's nothin' like family/friends.

    For a diver/snorkeler, however, I'd give props to Fiji & Belize, but the word on the street is that Bonaire and Tahiti take it to another new level.

    Let's not forget the OH, SOOOO CLOSE Bahamas, for the laid-back beach-lover in all of us!
    :)
    Your bro,
    Lenny

    Oh, regarding expenses: Anyplace can get expensive, but the non-luxury backpacker mode of travel leads one to discover good deals.

    Stayed at a place called "Tina's Hostel" (right on the beach) for $11 U.S. per night: WiFi, shared facilities, cold shower, decks, BYO towel.

    I'll show "accommodations" pics on an upcoming post, here on the blog.

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  6. Sonia,

    Wow. I'm very, very sad to hear that Mark's Thai-Yoga trip got nixed. I'll send you an e-mail,

    Love,
    Len

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