Monday, March 10, 2014

An ISLP Birthday to remember!

Hi everyone! My name is Alayna S. and I'm in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing program at UofL. Today's adventure took us to a private beach on South Water Caye, about a 30 minute boat ride from our resort in Dangriga. This place was incredible - secluded with clear blue water, tons of palm trees, hammocks on the water's edge, and plenty of ocean life to check out. It was a day made even more special because I was lucky enough to turn 30 years old on the Caye. The group spent the day snorkeling in the reef (nurse sharks, sting rays, and schools of fish were some of the more exciting sea life spotted today), playing beach volleyball, lounging in hammocks, swimming, feeding barracuda innards to pelicans and frigates, taking loads of photos, and soaking in the warm Caribbean sun (becoming the Red Birds that we are). Pelican Beach Resort provided a delicious lunch of shrimp pasta and the staff was so hospitable, explaining about the Belizean way of life and taking good care of the group. Once we came back to our resort everyone dispersed to clean up and chill out before dinner, which ended with a sweet birthday cake and a rousing rendition of 'Happy Birthday'. All in all, today was an amazing day and a pretty perfect birthday.

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