Thursday, September 13, 2012



"Caye Caulker is so laid back, it is almost upside down!"

 Canadian visitor again 2 nd trip.  " I can't believe I lost my passport on my first trip, and spent 7 years, sitting on the beach, under the coconut trees, staring out to sea and the breaking waves over the reef, before I bothered to make arrangements to go back! "

  Heck!  I know some visitors been on the island for 25 or 30 years and have never left.

Typical day at the split, swimming partying spot.

Side street to the main dock for incoming water taxi speedboats.

Most local villagers people use hammocks, but keep wooden beach lounge chairs for touristy types who can't really relax.

Front beach side of FAMOUS island character,
Tina Auxillou, proprietor of CHAT AND CHILL RESTAURANT.  She's been all over the world, but born here and never found any place better.  Read her amusing BLOG  -  Life in a Banana Republic - for a woman's viewpoint.  In 2012, she was on her second or third year, building a new resort, a mile down South of the island.  Way past the airstrip if you walk the beach. Should be done in 5, 8, or 10 years - maybe?  We take " go slow" seriously on Caye Caulker.

  There is a reason, this little island inside the Great Barrier Reef is rated one of the 10 TOP TOURIST ISLANDS IN THE WORLD.  No cars for one thing, barefoot walking and things move at a slow pace.  The motto is " NEVER DO TODAY, WHAT YOU CAN PUT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW".  It takes a tourist about 3 weeks, to break the excited adrenaline rush, and hectic HURRY, HURRY, inheritence they bring from industrialized countries. It's all about romantic ambience and happiness.  The happiness quotient is one of the highest in the world.

Chat and Chill Restaurant on the beach.
The white girl from Illinois, front right, just got legalized in marriage and is one daughter of mine. Previously Diane Auxillou, now Paisly or something? The one behind her, to the right, is TINA AUXILLOU, proprietor of CHAT & CHILL RESTAURANT/BAR on the beach.  Guy in orange shirt is the newly captured husband, named Dan.  The guy extreme left is Tina's honey and business partner in the new resort to be.  He has FRENCHIES SCUBA DIVING on the island. It's a tough life, but somebody has to do it.  ( grin )

Chat and Chill Restaurant on the beach, at Caye Caulker.

Famous spot, for USA Hollywood Movie Stars from California and the movie star crowd from Shepperton Studios  Movie star crowd in London, U.K.

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