We started the morning with a gorgeous sunrise over the reef crest and finished up saying goodbye at the Raleigh-Durham airport. After our final breakfast on the porch of Pelican’s Pouch we loaded up the boat and headed to Bird Island where we watched magnificent frigate birds and brown boobies as they soared, preened and watched us!
We had a quick stop at Pelican Beach Hotel then a two hour drive up the road to the airport. The countryside, which nine days ago seemed so foreign, was filled with now familiar cohune palms and cecropia trees. We were treated to a quick visit with Miss Lydia Wade, the host who took care of us for about 15 years at Warrie Head Lodge. She brought cashews for the group and special greetings to all of her North Carolina friends.
Transitioning from beautiful tranquil Southwater Caye to the hustle and bustle of the Miami airport was difficult, but we made it through and have arrived in Raleigh.
We had an extraordinary adventure filled with lots of laughter, learning and getting out of our comfort zones. Belize has provided us with new eyes for seeing the world, and will impact our lives forever.