Today is the last official day of the Belize trip. This morning we got to sleep in until 7:30 for breakfast at 8. After breakfast we went snorkeling at The Belize Barrier Reef. The water was crystal clear and the fish and coral were beautiful. After a morning snorkel we went to see the manatees in the mangroves. We saw three big manatees. Then we snorkeled in the mangroves. Shortly after, we headed to South Water Caye. We had lunch then free time. We spent free time swimming and playing pool. We even saw a nurse shark.
After lunch we went to The Smithsonian Research Lab, where we saw a new and unnamed species of porcelain crab.
After the research lab, we snorkeled more and saw a six-foot long barracuda. Once we finished snorkeling we headed back to the island, where we played volleyball and chilled in the hammocks until dinner.
After the dinner, we had a candle circle, where we shared all of our trip memories and stories. That was our last full day in Belize.
P.S. I want to wish a very special 18th birthday to my best friend and sister Maggie, I hope it’s a good one! I love you bro!
-Bridget and Brooke