Quebec - Patagonia 2017-2019

(North and Central America)
unknown length - solo travel - Suzuki DR650 moto

On the road

March 4, 2018  —  Belize
Barranco - Belize
Population 160.
Punta Gorda - Belize
Blue Creek - Belize
Population 450.
Blue Creek - Belize
Blue Creek Cave.
Blue Creek - Belize
Blue Creek Cave.
Rio Blanco National Park - Belize
Belize

Mennonites are also present in Belize. There are many communities, and most of them are relative to those that came from Canada.

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St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park - Belize

An underground river emerges from the mountain to create the Blue Hole. On the photo, one can see the dark area where the sapphire-blue crystalline waters emerge.

On the next photo, one can see the cave where the pool empties itself after only a few metres in open air.

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park - Belize

St. Herman Cave.

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park - Belize
St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park - Belize
St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park - Belize
St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park - Belize
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Ferry

Spanish Lookout - Belize

Belize has many of these hand-crank ferries. The ferries are linked by a steel cable to both sides of the river, and to make it move a crank must be operated by a person. The number of cars using these sides is not great enough to warrant the construction of a permanent bridge.

These sides operate 24 hours a day, and it's a very physical job for the ferrymen. Most of the time, a passenger offers its help to operate the crank; it allows the ferryman to rest a bit.

Spanish Lookout - Belize
Spanish Lookout - Belize
Spanish Lookout - Belize
Spanish Lookout - Belize
A Mennonite community. Notice the welcome in German.
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San Ignacio

San Ignacio - Belize

I had the chance to arrive in the town during the annual kayak race. The race departure is impressive.

On the photo, a team of gringos embedded themselves in the bridge. It took them a few minutes to get out of this unfortunate situation.

San Ignacio - Belize
San Ignacio - Belize
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Xunantunich

Xunantunich - Belize
Xunantunich - Belize
Xunantunich - Belize
Xunantunich - Belize
Xunantunich - Belize