10th Annual Lagoon Reef Eco-challenge

Around-the-island Eco-challenge race begins

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kayak8The 10th Annual Lagoon Reef Eco-challenge took off this morning at 7:30 from El Embarcadero, on the lagoon side of Ambergris Caye and by my frantic count as they rounded the first set of mangrove trees there were about 20 two-person boats in the race.

Some time today, the kayakers will pull into  the Basil Jones Area in Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve at the very north end of this island. Tomorrow starting around 9 a.m. they “sprint” down the reef side of the island and into Central Park in downtown San Pedro Town.

I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Read the rest of this entry »