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No Bushes To Squat Behind

Yesterday I posted a picture for the Saturday PhotoHunt challenge on the theme "Four". Several people commented on the fact that they would have looked for some bushes rather than wait in line. As I was thinking back on that day and trying to remember the place we were. I realized that there really weren't any bushes to squat behind. Once we left the mangroves, the area was a big flat delta.

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We were spending some time on Ambergris Caye and decided to take the boat trip through the mangrove to Lamanai Mayan area.

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We arrived after that two hour trip, at a sort of congregation point where tour guides waited to escort us to the temple sites. You aren't allowed to wonder the grounds without guides.

I'm happy we chose the boat trip in instead of this bus!

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At Lamanai, we visited three temples: Jaguar Temple, Temple of the Masks, and the High Temple. This photo is deceptive. It doesn't look all that tall, until you realize that that white spot on the left is the teeshirt of a man climbing up.

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And, of course, when you get to the top, your are above the tall palms by a considerable amount. That is when you can see out over the delta like expanse and realize just how flat the countryside is.

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Comments (3)

Beautiful photos, Deborah.

Hmmm... that does make it a bit more difficult. This is very cool information about Belize. I haven't been to the Orange District. We did visit Caye Caulker and made a couple of trips into the mangroves. But a lot of the ruins weren't yet open when we were there ages ago (1987!)

These picture are great. Please post more on Belize. When did you go?

Deborah responds: It was a while ago, Marta. June 2005. We only spent a week. Belize is worth more time than that. But next time we want to be certified on scuba before we go.

Interesting landscape. How long did it take to climb up to the top of the temple? I would have chosen the boat too.

Deborah responds: The climb was pretty easy. A bit awkward because the step heights were not uniform. And if you have any issues with wide open spaces you might feel the vertigo of going up so straight with nothing to hold on to.

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