We went to Lime Key, Beliz to renew our visas at the end of November. The first day was very hectic because Honduras is riddled with corruption, so we were at the immigration office for roughly 6 hours waiting for all of the paperwork to get worked out and for the captain and the immigration worker to agree on whether or not this island was truly outside of Honduras. In the end he told us that it could've been done in an hour if we had paid him, but God was working through it all because we bought a cheap deck of cards and played in the immigration office for a few hours, we had a good time even though it was frustrating, but in the end we got on our boat and sailed over to Beliz at night which was gorgeous. There were so many stars and no lights to be seen, one star was outshining the moon to the point that the water was lit up in a beam by the star rather than the moon. There were small, glowing fish in the foam created by the boat.
The island was so small you could see the beach from the other beach, the water was crystal clear, the sunrise was amazing, and there were tons of animals including hundreds of hermit crabs and a couple 3.5-4 ft iguanas, one being bright orange. It was pretty cool having quiet time and thinking about how in one year I went from sitting in AP Literature listening to the morning announcements to sitting next to a small inlet on an island in Beliz as a missionary reading God's word and watching pelicans diving for fish. God is good.
We went scuba diving with our crew/guides Jaime, Charlie, and Ullo and it was insane, they grabbed crabs and lobsters with their barehands for us to eat later that night, and showed us two 3 foot long sharks that they tried to swim with by holding on to their tails. These guys are pretty cool. Charlie helped Deborah, Rachel and I after we kayaked halfway around the island and went under, all was good but we all wish we could've been stuck with sand or smoother rocks, but it's another amazing story.
The trip was amazing, I loved getting to share it with these awesome people, God is always good.