Keen to continue exploring the Belizean atolls we decided to raise anchor and the unexpected happened. We lose our chain and anchor in the middle of the reef at sunset. Watch how the crew teemed up and rescued our beloved Rocna.
We couldnt leave Half Moon Caye without first checking the Ermlund shipwreck, a ship that lost power during a storm and was thrown on the reef by a large wave. With many options to explore we take a snorkeling excursion to the legendary Blue Hole, an underwater cave and sinkhole in the middle of Lighthouse lagoon. But the fun doens’t stop there, our outboard decided to have one more of its crises and gives the Captain & Duane a hard time.
We welcome our Dear friend Duane onboard and venture out beyond Belize’s barrier reef and visit some of their outer atolls. On our first night we stay at Turneffe atoll where we are attacked by mosquitos and seek refuge in the incredibly clear water of Lighthouse Reef. At the lower southeast corner of the reef there is Halfmoon Cay an idyllic tropical island that is home to a bird sanctuary full of frigate and redfooted booby birds. Paradise again, we are finally back in our environment.
Sailing from Cozumel, Mexico to Belize, Margarida was battling nausea while we were dodging small storm cells. Finally we make it to Belize but then had to deal with random and suspect Belizean fees in our first encounter. Let the fun begin.
Our time in Isla Mujeres came to and end so we head to the Island Cozumel. With a lot of Mexico still to explore we decide to submerge a bit more into the Mayan civilization and go to explore the Ruins of Tulum and Cobá.
We took great photos off all these places we visited unfortunately we lost it all, luckily we had already uploaded this last episode on to youtube otherwise we would be skipping this gem.
On this episode I surprise Margarida and take her to swim with whale sharks. Get mesmorized by these gentle, majestic creatures.
Keen to explore Mexico we take a field trip to the mainland to visit the Cenote Fantasma (the ghost sinkhole) an underground cave and one of the 7 wonders of the world, Chichen Itzá an ancient Mayan city. But fun can’t be had all at once so back to the motor and fuel tank. Margarida needs a lift so I try to scare her back to her senses by putting her face to face with a shark or 2.