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Jungle to Sea

July 25, 2016

We have literally gone from the jungle to paradise today in 45 minutes! Before we left the Jaguar Preserve, we did a 5:45 am bird walk, had a delicious Belizean breakfast, and hiked a steep, strenuous and rocky trail through the rainforest to a waterfall. Along the strenuous rocky trail we observed the beautiful trees, birds, and rocks.

After the long, hot walk, we anxiously jumped in for a refreshing swim and received a massage in the waterfall. We also had a nice photo shoot as water was splashing in our face.

Before heading to Pelican Beach Resort, we stopped by the local Maya Women’s Center to do a little shopping and buy some chocolate, then we were off to Dangriga to hop on a boat to South Water Caye. This was absolutely refreshing, “dangrigalicious,” and breathtaking!

Before we arrived at our destination, we had to take an hour-long roller coaster boat ride, which we have been prepared for by “Badass” Bruce. Then, things slowed down. We had a whole HOUR and a HALF to prepare for the next activity. We were definitely not used to this. We used this time to relax in a hammock, practice snorkeling, kayak, explore the island, and more. Then we were able to see another world, the underwater world, all that the Caribbean Sea has to offer. This was the first time many of us have snorkeled. We saw lionfish, sea cucumbers, barracudas, brain coral, nurse sharks, rainbow parrotfish, sting rays, and more. What a spectacular day!



waterfall picture


group snorkel shot 2


Group after snorkeling

Kayla snorkeling

Kayla snorkeling

In waterfall in JP

Group in waterfall

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Jimmy Clark permalink
    July 25, 2016 5:37 pm

    what an awesome day!! My favorite so far.

  2. Christie Stevenson permalink
    July 25, 2016 8:43 pm

    Enjoyed catching up today. I’m amazed at how full each day is–following this makes me want to go back to Belize. Great pics, too!!

  3. Melanie Wyatt permalink
    July 26, 2016 4:10 pm

    Looks like it’s been an adventure, exciting, and very educational. Loved following all places visited. Photos have been wonderful. Wishing you all safe travels home. Lynn Eakes Cross sister. Love you Melanie

  4. Pat permalink
    July 26, 2016 8:48 pm

    This whole experience looks amazing! Leslie I can’t WAIT to hear about it! And to see you!

  5. Madison Mcdowell permalink
    July 31, 2017 8:05 am

    This trip looks so much fun when I got to Belize I want to do all the excursions all of you have done

    • lizbaird permalink
      July 31, 2017 9:14 am

      It is incredible! You have to be ready to rough it though which I wasn’t. We had no electricity or hot water for two days!

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