Going Slow on Caye Caulker
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It was nice to sleep in for a change. In fact, we really did move slow on our first full day on the island. We had a late breakfast at Coco Loco Cafe, where I fell in love with the blended caramel coffee and more of that Belizean breakfast food (refried beans and eggs).
We strolled around the main drag for awhile, stopping at a little fruit stand called Julia's where they were making orange juice. Beautifully arranged pineapples, mangoes, bananas, starfruit, avocadoes, papayas, melons and cucumbers lined the shelf. They were selling pre-squeezed but fresh mixed fruit juice so we bought a liter of it cold.
The tranquility of the breeze, the way the palm fronds swayed in the wind and the ocean waves gently rolled onto the shore through the seagrass put us in the vacation state of mind. We'd really been moving fast and furious prior to this, so to have a day of nothing suit us just fine. We didn't do much but wander around the island. We did walk out to the pier across from our guesthouse and stare out at the water, enjoying the calm winds and warm sun. We had intended to spend only a few minutes, but no one else was around and we ended up lying on the deck and resting in the sun. This would be the foundation of a good sunburn for me later. The soft wooden planks of the pier were actually not uncomfortable.
What was to be a short walk turned into a 20-minute stroll, which proved to be plenty for my weak Irish skin.
Our next stop was a lunch, er, afternoon snack at Femi's Cafe, a waterside restaurant where some of the seats were actually swings.
In the evening we went to Healing Touch Spa for massages. My masseuse was Eva, and Mark had Manuel. We were both very satisfied with the results, which left us feeling very blissful and unraveled. The massage oil they used was quite slippery and had been applied heavily. Immediately after the massage, we went to a beachside bar to watch Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which was free as long as you bought a drink.
I'm sure we partook of food and beverage later that evening, but for all the brain cells under the kingdom of God, I can't remember what we did. I will, however, disclaim that whatever it was was perfectly legal. And good night on that!