Today is the third and final post on our most recent adventures, although as we are still deep into winter, pictures from the trip may still show up occasionally!
Belize was the one country we had not been too on this trip (and is the 30th country we have each visited). We had originally booked 2 different tours for the day, but because so many people really just wanted to sit on the beach at the private island we docked at, there weren't enough people. So we changed our plans to an Eco Tour at Monkey River. We were really thrilled with this change.
Monkey River is a town of about 200 people. It only got electricity in 2010. The main source of income is tourism. I am sure the bathroom they took us to toward the end of the tour that was $1 a person is one of the biggest money makers in the town. Our guides were 3 local men, who while they had to pass 3 months of training as guides, were super knowledgeable.
Here are some pictures from the tour.
|Me on the boat overlooking Belize|
|Monkey River was about 30 minutes by speed boat from the port|
|The Osprey - we saw him/her fish, it was so cool!|
|Can you find the bird?|
|A bird and a flower|
|If you look very closely at the top left of this picture, you see bright orange. That is one of the iguanas looking for a mate!|
|One of the guides scouting the area - he caught so many things I would have missed|
|The American alligator|
|In the jungle in Belize|
|Sorry it is blurry, but this guy was just on the path!|
Back on the boat . . . .
|I so love the boat|
|The Man and Uncle Christ|
|Thought of Rosy, Arty and Jakey's mom when we saw this. It is not a real lighthouse, you can zip line out of it!|