Sunday, August 14, 2011
Zip and Slip
After working up a sweat we cooled off with tubing through a set of caves. That required an easy 45 minute walk (carrying your inner tube) to the cave entrance, "The Jaguar's Paw!" We had to paddle (or just flail frantically) with our arms to avoid running into walls or trees. I was happy I'd been doing my strength training at the gym! Ed took a tumble in the cave, when we got out to explore a little. It was steep and slippery (a bad combination). We were happy he lived to tell about it, with only some minor scratches. I was relieved when I realized he was only covered in mud--not blood! We decided to cancel the exploration part of the excursion!
We came home to another great meal at DuPlooys. We're going to miss their cooking! We had about a half hour before dinner to explore the Belize Botanical Gardens adjacent to the lodge. It's showcases a lot of native plants as well as some foreign ones. It is an amazing endeavor taken on by Judy DuPlooy, the owner of the lodge. We fell into bed exhausted by 9 p.m. (two of us, did, anyway). It's tiring having so much fun!