Jonathan Sumner Evans
Sumner Evans
Software Engineer at Automattic working on Beeper

Harvest Caye, Belize

Posted on in Caribbean Cruise 2016-17 • 270 words • 2 minute read
Tags: Belize, Cruise, Harvest Caye, Paddle Board, Parasailing

Today we were in Harvest Caye, Belize - a private island owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. The island has been opened to cruise ships for only 11 days, so we were some of the first people to be on the island.

The first thing we did was go paddle boarding. It was pretty fun. I got to the point where I was able to just paddle on one side most of the time, you have to kinda paddle in a circular motion through the water and it works. Then we went into the ocean for a swim and then to the pool to swim. We ate lunch, and after that, Hannah and I went parasailing.

Parasailing is pretty cool. You go out on a boat and they deploy this parachute. You strap onto the parachute, and then they let out the rope holding the parachute and you go up into the air. It was really cool because we were able to see all of the island, the cruise ship, some of the mainland and a variety of other islands while we were up there. I didn’t have a camera so I don’t have any pictures from up high, but some people that were also on the same tour as us took pictures of us as we took off and sent them to us. (We returned the favor of course.)

After parasailing, I swam in the pool for a few minutes and then headed back to the ship. I won’t bore you with the details on the rest of the evening, and I’m really far behind on writing anyway, so bye!