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Another Amazing Day

July 21, 2016

Our journey began with observing birds, turtles, and plants at a pond just a short distance from duPlooys. We journeyed southwest to the MountainPine Ridge Reserve where our adventure continued with walking to a remote cave, creating casts of an Oscillated Turkey track and two cat tracks; and viewing a stink-horned fungus. We observed bats, a huge spider, an assortment of pottery; the formation of stalactites and stalagmites; and sat in complete darkness. Onward, we traveled to another cave where we saw limestone and a river cutting through the cave. After our rainforest and cave adventure, we had a refreshing swim in the Rio On waterfall. We concluded our day with a night walk along the Macal River, viewing a diversity of insects, and completing over 23,000 steps. What an amazing day exploring the beauty and wonder of Belize!

18 Comments leave one →
  1. adrienne palma permalink
    July 21, 2016 8:31 am

    Your adventure brings back lots of great memories! This is a trip of a lifetime. Enjoy every moment!

    • David Hord permalink
      July 21, 2016 6:14 pm

      Adrienne, let’s go to Yellowstone. Jim is there now.

      • lizbaird permalink
        July 21, 2016 8:51 pm

        Liz thinks that is a great plan!

    • lizbaird permalink
      July 21, 2016 9:05 pm

      thanks! We are having a wonderful trip. We saw a Wood Stork today at the pond at duPlooys

  2. Unah permalink
    July 21, 2016 10:50 am

    Photos please!

    • lizbaird permalink
      July 21, 2016 7:08 pm

      The wifi connection is quite unpredictable – couldn’t get any photos up today but posted some tonight!

  3. Don Samsel permalink
    July 21, 2016 11:21 am

    I would bet the waterfall swim was very refreshing. hope you all are enjoying

    • lizbaird permalink
      July 21, 2016 8:58 pm

      The waterfall was wonderful! It was a bonding experience as we all played in the water – sliding down a “natural” slip and slide and enjoying the “massage” of water on our shoulders.

  4. Patrick Samsel permalink
    July 21, 2016 11:51 am

    Did you get to enjoy any bats in the caves?

    • lizbaird permalink
      July 21, 2016 8:57 pm

      We did see some bats in the caves! We looked at them through our binoculars. We also saw some today as we canoed down the Macal river.

  5. Christie Stevenson permalink
    July 21, 2016 3:13 pm

    Am enjoying reading the blog. How far away from Belmopan were you when you had the flat? I bet that was a hike you’ll remember lol.You are really bringing alive the beauty of Belize woth this blog.

    • lizbaird permalink
      July 21, 2016 9:00 pm

      We were several miles from Belmopan (8?) so we limped along with our flashers on. The Caribbean Tire Store was a big modern building and they were able to get a new tire on for us very quickly.

  6. Marie Gillespie permalink
    July 21, 2016 4:48 pm

    Sounds amazing!! How is the weather there? Is it really hot?

    • lizbaird permalink
      July 21, 2016 8:55 pm

      The weather is much like North Carolina – humid with occasional thunderstorms. We are all appreciative of the ceiling fans at duPlooys and wonder what it will be like at the Jaguar Preserve where there is not any electricity!

  7. Kim permalink
    July 21, 2016 5:13 pm

    Ashley sounds like you are having fun.

    • lizbaird permalink
      July 21, 2016 8:53 pm

      Ashley was amazing on the river today – she spotted an iguana walking up the bank and a beautiful Black Tailed Indigo Snake. It was about 4 feet long, swimming near the bank, with a yellow tan body and a black tail! So cool!

  8. David Hord permalink
    July 21, 2016 6:13 pm

    Have a great time. Regards to Nathan and Bruce..

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