The Pool // Belize

The Pool - Belize

The Pool – Belize

The Blue Hole - Belize

The Blue Hole – Belize

Reef Sharks in the Blue Hole - Belize

Reef Sharks in the Blue Hole – Belize

Half Moon Caye - Belize

Half Moon Caye – Belize

Half Moon Caye - Belize

Half Moon Caye – Belize

This was the view in the morning after camping at Rendezvous Caye in Belize and surviving a night in a tent during a tropic thunder storm…what an adventure and what a natural wonder: I have never seen red lightning in my life…at least not this deep blood-red color, it is a really disturbing experience.

Anyhow, got up well before 6am and took a couple of pictures while enjoying a caribbean morning all by myself with nobody interfering, talking or any other noise. What a peaceful situation…just the waves breaking and the wind. It felt like having the Caribbean Sea to myself, my own huge pool. It’s hard to describe how free I felt at this very moment…with nothing rushing through my head.

The other pictures are a random selection of pictures taken during the trip to the Blue Hole, Halfmoon Caye (where we also had lunch in the most ridiculously beautiful Gilligan’s Island setting) and Long Caye for the remaining two dives at the Lighthouse Reef. The Blue Hole itself is a love or hate thing. Many consider it not worth the money except for the two dives at Half Moon and Long Caye (which are spectacular!). But swimming through the huge stalactites at 40m depth, surrounded by 3m caribbean reef sharks was a freaking experience. Jaws? Thank you Mr. Spielberg but surprisingly it is a lot scarier on the boat or at the surface before descending than when you are actually around them. Just don’t do what this American guy on the picture with the sharks did: he rushed to the sharks right under me at 35m, almost getting entangled in my jacket with his tank before putting his fins in my face to get the best shot. Needless to say, that freako got his fair share of in the face-yelling back on the boat from me :-), never get between an Austrian and his sharks, it’s a non-obvious natural relationship!!

As always, enjoy what you are doing…and move your four letters to Belize…you won’t regret it :-).

Tata…

 

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