Wednesday on Caye Caulker

As I mentioned in my previous posting, Nancy McCormick likes to raise some money and take our students for a visit to Caye Caulker if Ms Candi thinks they are deserving. We tell the students that we will take the 8:00 am boat to the Caye.  It’s amazing how some students who can’t ever make it to school by 8:30 for the start of my religious studies class can make it to an 8:00 boat to the Caye.

Wilmington team (14 of 42)

Inside the water taxi. It is a 45 minute ride to Caye Caulker

Wilmington team (13 of 42)

Boarding

A few students choose not to go, but the poorest ones seem to know how special this is for them and make a real effort to get there. We began this day with a visit to the new elementary school on Caye Caulker.

Wilmington team (17 of 42)

Wilmington team (16 of 42) Wilmington team (15 of 42)

The remainder of the time was a day of rest and relaxation.

Wilmington team (30 of 42)

This was fun to watch. We never quite got the knack of being unable to dribble the ball on the water.

Wilmington team (22 of 42)

Not quite sure why two kids need 5 tubes, but hey, what do I know?

Wilmington team (20 of 42)

Mike McCormick visiting with Frank and Maggie Tench.

Wilmington team (23 of 42)

Mr Tench out in the water with some of our boys.

Wilmington team (19 of 42)

Ms Nancy waving for the camera. (This photo was taken by a student. I’d give credit but I don’t know who took it.)

At noon we ate pizza made by a relative of Ms Candi’s who lives on the Island. We are also allowed to use a spot at the north end of the Caye that is reserved for guests of a particular lodge, but Ms Candi has some “pull” with the owner.  Woohoo.

Wilmington team (24 of 42)

The lunch line.

Wilmington team (25 of 42)

This really is a very special activity for our students. Many of them would not ever have the opportunity to go the the Caye otherwise.  So thanks to all who took part in that fundraising effort in Wilmington. God bless you all.

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