We got an added kick out of this visit to San Pedro when the flight home went east out over the beach this time. So pretty!
Flew right over Blackadore Caye (love that name, sounds very pirate-y) – owned by Leonardo diCaprio, but the Four Seasons Hotel development he supposedly has planned there has not yet materialized…In fact, I don’t think anything has materialized yet there.
And back over the salt marsh coastline of the mainland. Had a bit of turbulence this time as we came off the water, it was a much bumpier ride from this point in to Corozal.
The narrow strait here is where the Laguna Seca ferry crosses; that’s Copper Bank village to its left.
And here’s a look east up the Orchid Peninsula (which we’ve taken to calling Cerros Point, ourselves). The bump at the arrow is the Cerros Maya ruins, so the Cerros beach property we care-take is just to its right – yeah, in all that jungle.
Corozal coming into view…
A short wait at baggage claim (ie, the airline guys unload the small amount of luggage from the cargo area of the plane and load it onto a wheeled cart, then pull it a few yards away from the plane where you can collect it) – – then back to the very steamy truck we left in airport parking (ie, five or six slots in front of the terminal).
Onto the Northern Highway heading back toward Corozal, then the turn at the ferry road. The bumping and grinding (not to mention swearing) begins – that’s right, we’re driving the local back road. But there’s good news, too: The ferry was on our side of the river, and we were first on – woo hoo (it always feels weird to fly over it, and then get on it)…
…and then we drive the rest of the bumpy, dusty, hot-hot-hot road to Progresso and, finally, home.