January 23, 2010
Location Caye Caulker, Belize
Position: 17* 44' N 88* 01'W
Nautical miles sailed YTD: 594
Beautiful two hour sail from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in 12-13 knots apparent with boat speeds between 8 and 9 knots and zero waves. Sailing behind the barrier reef in light trade winds sure is fun.
Battling with the local phone company for three hours this morning was not so fun. Yesterday I bought a cell phone that I was sold to believe was the perfect solution to connect my computer for Internet access while here in Belize. The phone was not cheap at $185 BZD with monthly Internet only service costing $130 BZD (total of $172.50USD). The problem was that the sales rep sold me load of bullship and when I returned the next morning he was sultry and unwilling to replace, upgrade or make a refund. Shocking to have a sales person lie to your face endlessly and exhibit zero customer service skills. In the end I got my money back, but not without great amounts of cajoling, many many calls to customer service and long hours sitting in 'Smart' cell phone shop. I guess that's all part of the fast paced big city life of San Pedro (only kidding, San Pedro is tiny)
Happy to be back in Caye Caulker... little seems to have changes. And in comparison Caye Caulker Village is super small and so much more laid back than San Pedro.