At 1:30 am it began. Thunder in the distance, then lightening, then pouring rain for hours. About 5:30 we all realized we were all awake and had been since it began. We had originally planned to leave at 6:30 but it was decided the 4 wheel drive would go ahead and see if the road was passable. It was determined likely but no guarantee. Again, a boat was chosen. After it was prepped, our luggage was put in and we all piled into the boat with our rain gear on. Again, we were blessed as it only sprinkled on and off as we headed to Belize City. We had a fantastic ride through mangrove forests, lagoons with water so clear you could see the fish below, beautiful birds overhead and crocodiles on the shore.
Once we reached Belize City we boarded a boat to Caye Caulker – an island about 45 minutes away. The weather was perfect! It had been raining there but had ended for the time being. We checked into our hotel, most of us napped a bit then in the late afternoon walked along the beach enjoyng the stiff breeze, the view and some dinner.
The next morning was clear and breezy. We spent part of the morning snorkeling and part talking about our week. Our individual experiences in the village and things we had learned about and from the villagers and what the Lord had shown us about ourselves during the week. Soon we headed back to Belize City and back to the airport and home.