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A Caye Caulker Needle in a 64 Gig Haystack

During the course of my recent reformat, I was faced with backing up 64 gigs of pictures to my external hard drive and a second copy on my flash drive collection. While in the process I needed to make room for my two 2013 picture files to fit on one 16 gig drive. As a result, I found myself in sort and delete mode. This eventually led me to my Caye Caulker pictures and a thumbnail of the picture below caught my eye. Sure enough when I opened it there was no mistaking it was our new neighbor Joe smiling back at me – talk about finding an unexpected needle in a haystack 🙂 I clearly remembered taking the shot right before ordering conch fritters.

I messaged the pic to Barb and Joe and we all agreed ‘what are the odds’? I decided to reference my blog to see when it was taken and if I had put that picture up. After finding the post and seeing the picture I chose, I remembered deciding between two and picking the one with Barb in it as there were more people and action. You can see Joe in the background of the picture I posted which is funny because when she saw the first picture (which was actually shot last) Barb commented that she would not have been far away while I was taking it.

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When I took the picture I had no idea Joe would become my neighbor 1 year and 1 month later

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After finding Joe’s picture I checked and Barb had made it on my blog with him in background

Want to get away from it all? Caye Caulker Island is the perfect place, located 21 miles northeast of Belize City and 11 miles south of Ambergris Caye. The island is 8.2 kilometers or five miles long and 1.2 miles or 2 kilometers at it’s widest and traffic consists of golf carts, bikes and people walking down the road. Whether you plan to spend your whole vacation there or just do a day trip, this is a perfect island getaway for those who want to kick back and relax. You can get there with 30 min water taxi ride from Ambergris Caye. By boat from Belize City, it will take you about 45 to 55 minutes.

Caye Caulker island is divided into two parts by a popular area known as the split where the Lazy Lizard bar is located, always a fun spot to hang out. The channel separates the further developed southern part from the north side where there are only a few houses and no commercial buildings (as far as I know). Looking for things to do in Caye Caulker? You will find no shortage of tours attractions and activities. Despite its small size the island also has tons of great food options, Trip Advisor has 65 listed on their best restaurants in Caye Caulker page. If you are planning to overnight they also have a good list of Caye Caulker Hotels and reviews.

I snapped Joe’s picture on the Caye Caulker day sail with Angie and Conchita. That was a fun spur of the moment snorkeling trip on the Seaduction catamaran.

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