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