I had hoped to lounge by the pool yesterday before I left for Belize City. I was also hoping to have coffee but the electricity went out due to the rain. I opted to return to Belize City at 11:30 am in an attempt to make sure that I made it here. I didn't want to find out that the boats wouldn't go because of the weather.
I boarded the water taxi with 40 people--i think. We stopped at Caye Caulker to drop off people and pick up more. It felt like we were sardines because of the proximity of other travelers. Plus, it made me thankful that I only had a travel pack and not a hulking bag. They couldn't find room to shelter some of the bags because of the crap people were carrying with them. This one couple stood up to protect their fragile gifts. It was crazy.
I was placed in a taxi with 5 other people which made me resentful at first. I mean, I felt that I should have to pay a fraction of the cost since it delayed my arrival and my bags were manhandled. I know that other people felt the same since 2 guys left our cab in search of another and I relaxed. It's all about the money, I suppose.
It is a national holiday today and so the post office is closed. Normally, I send out my post cards the day before I leave and so I think they will be sent from Houston or Phoenix--sorry. It is raining again, today and I find it calming. I have a few books and I am able to now get rid of some stuff that I won't need in my return to the States. It is liberating.
I will do the best of Belize later and I am considering a more substansial blog of best of my trip, but I need to think about it. I have learned that i have time and so I don't want to rush it. It has been an amazing journey. Thank you all for contributing to it.