May 4th, 2002
|Half Moon Caye – Welcome to paradise. We stopped here after diving Blue Hole.|
It’s been a long time since I have been scuba diving, strictly speaking much to long but it felt natural right from the first second. Now I got five more dives in my log book and saw a lot of things. Most fascinating for me where the giant underwater stalactites in the Blue Hole, we went down some 140 ft. To be honest it is not as deep as I wrote only some 500 ft, but that’s much more than a human can dive. I saw nice things but still nothing could beat cuddling the nurse sharks.
So I went on, first water taxi in the morning, normal taxi again, bus and (I missed that one) visiting the beautiful Belize Zoo. It is small, lots of jungle vegetation, no animals were captured for the zoo, they got there wounded or were born in the zoo … I shot a whole film of slides.
|The very first animals I met in the zoo were huge cockroaches. The white one just changed its skin.|
|Tapirs. Attention: They might try to pee on you.|
|An Ocelot: Isn’t it much nicer living than being a coat?|
|The jaguar was the only sad and depressed animal in this beautiful zoo|
© Volker Umpfenbach