Snorkeling Heaven in Silk Caye

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Snorkeling Heaven in Silk Caye

Today we took a boat out to Silk Caye, a deserted island, for a three-hour tour. Just kidding.
It’s close to the barrier reef–the second largest in the world. The snorkeling was freaking unbelievable! I felt like I entered a magic fantasy world with gigantic brain coral, sea fans, ruffling and undulating things everywhere in reds and purples and mustards and green. And the fish–every color and shape imaginable, angel fish and parrot fish and butterfly fish and trumpet fish.

Then we had a lovely picnic on the island.
See the Pelicans in the tree? So fun watching them dive bomb for fish! Then a storm blew in and we huddled under a Palm tree. The boat came to pick us up and we had a long, wet ride back to Placencia. No matter! We changed into dry clothes and explored the village of Placencia.

Just got home and I’m watching the nearly full moon reflecting on the ocean.

Rhonda Sarantis

Rhonda Sarantis

"She's crazy and loud but she loves you!" That's what they tell my infant granddaughter to prepare her for my visit, so I thought it would be a great way to prepare you. And while I may not always be crazy or loud, one thing is always true: I LOVE people. That's at the heart of my passion for travel. I love getting to know people from different cultures who speak different languages, eat different food, have different ideas and opinions. I'm endlessly curious and make a point of reading about the countries I visit. Instead of saying "that's not how WE do it," I enjoy identifying strengths in diverse cultures, and learning about their way of life. I LOVE road trips! I have great memories of monthlong vacations growing up. Dad always had a van--before they were popular--and invited anybody who wanted to join us. My road trips within the United States will be featured in "The Lower Case Travelogs." Be sure to buckle your seat belt. I execute illegal u-turns if a bakery or estate sale is spotted!

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