half moon caye

Snorkeling the Blue Hole in Belize was an awesome experience (https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2016/04/14/snorkeling-the-blue-hole-in-belize/).

When we finished, we headed off to Half Moon Caye for some more snorkel and a lunch break:

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It was a blustery day when we arrived.  Check out how these trees blow:

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It can get so windy here that it toppled an old brick lighthouse way back when:

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Locals live here but they have campgrounds for you to stay over too:

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I love how the palm trees have rocks and old conch shells to anchor them in place:

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A path leads off the end of the island to an area of beach:

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where you can jump in for a snorkel:

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On the opposite end of the island, a path leads you to other sorts of wildlife:

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Like a bird refuge where the RED footed boobies rest:

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I waited a while for one of them to stand up to show off their red feet and finally got it as i was walking away:

image  This was so cool because I had just seen the BLUE footed boobies on the Galapagos Islands (https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/wildlife-of-the-galapagos/).

Along the way to see the boobies, we saw iguanas:

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And hermit crabs too:

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Too bad it was too windy and too short of a trip to do anything else.  Can’t wait to come back!

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