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From Bug Spray to Sunscreen

July 31, 2017
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Nurse Shark

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Nathan pointing out a Peacock Flounder

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Can you find the Peacock Flounder?

This morning we woke early and went for our morning walk in search of birds, bugs and beasts. Among other things we saw a purple hummingbird, a treehopper that mimics an ant, and a white-tailed deer. After a delicious local breakfast of Johnny Cakes, beans, scrambled eggs and pork sausage, we took a strenuous hike through the Jaguar Preserve to a magnificent waterfall. Our thirst for adventure was quenched by the refreshing mountain stream as it plummeted to depths of the pool below, carving a memory of the ancient mayans in our souls.

Upon returning from our hike, we quickly packed our belongings and began the trek down the mountain following the path of the local Mayans displaced by Belizean Government. We stopped at Maya Center’s Women’s Group, where a group of 35 women artisans share space and sell their beautiful hand-crafted artwork, made in the traditional style of their ancestors. After leaving Maya Center we began our third transition of our trip; moving from the mountains to the cayes.

We traveled by boat from Dangriga to Pelican Beach located on South Water Caye. After settling in, we quickly made our way to the Caribbean to practice our snorkeling skills. The water was warm and the excitement was high as we made our way out to the second largest barrier reef in the world! Our group saw stingrays, tuna, and even a barracuda swimming below. The adventures ahead are certain to be a capstone for what has been a truly inspiring voyage for us all.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Caroline permalink
    July 31, 2017 11:13 am

    Miss You Ms.Argall can’t wait to see you soon !
    What has been your favorite part of the trip so far?
    I hope you see Dolphins tell us if you do

    • July 31, 2017 4:12 pm

      Hi Caroline! I miss you all too! My favorite part has been seeing all of the things that I teach you about in the world like tropisms, parts of the ecosystem, rock cycles, etc. I can’t wait to share it with you all this year!

  2. Jadon Roberts permalink
    July 31, 2017 11:14 am

    Hey Ms.Argall I hope you found something cool, and maybe you could tell it to us when you get back.

    • July 31, 2017 4:14 pm

      Hi Jadon! I have seen more cool things than I can count! It was really cool when the tree frog jumped on me in the rainforest. I also saw two nurse sharks and held a sea cucumber today.

  3. Don Belair permalink
    July 31, 2017 5:10 pm

    Liz,
    Thank you for your posts and the amazing pictures too!

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