Tuesday, March 2, 2010

February 27 - March 1 Caye Caulker / St. John's Cathedral and Travelling Home

We had a nice breakfast delivered to us by the Diocese and then worked through some transportation and logistical issues for the week two team. Once we were all cleaned up we headed out on our water taxi to Caye Caulker. Doug and Ann strolled around the island as the rest of us headed out snorkling (since they have the second largest coral reef in the world!!).
This photo was taken less than a block away from the Anglican Guest House
where we stayed in Belize City

The view

Caye Caulker

On our way snorkling with beautiful coral, plants and fish, including dozens of stingray, two nursing sharks and a baracuda!
Unfortunately I do not have photo's (yet) from our church service at St. John's Cathedral since the photo's were taken using Beverly's camera and she's still in Belize. The service was very uplifting. In particular we enjoyed the sermon, the singing of Happy Birthday and when each row joined hands for the singing of the Lord's Prayer. The minister was turning 70yrs old (at midnight ...since she's a leap year baby) and full of life. We chatted with members of the congregation after the service was complete, including the Bishop's mother. After the service we met up with three boys who had just taken an iguana out of a tree. It felt pretty neat holding it!
After church we had another meal delivered to us at the Guest House and then did devotions since we were so exhausted at the end of our full day on Saturday. Andrew then gave us a little tour around Belize City and then took us to the airport.
Saying "so long" to our new friend Andrew

Leaving Belize

We had a safe journey to Houston on Sunday night and when we arrived at the hotel we learned of Canada's win over USA in the gold medal game. We were so proud of "our boys"! We then enjoyed some yummy Texan pizza and called it a night since we had to get up at 3am.

Travelled on Monday from Houston to Newark and then a quick flight to Maine (after a 30 minute delay getting on the runway). The drive back from Portland was pretty clear, other than about an hour + stretch after Bangor. We were all (Doug, Ann, Susan, Brad, Sheila and Cindy) safely in our homes by 10:45pm.

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