The understatement of the year would be to say that I’m not a morning person. I’ve attempted on various occasions to adjust my daily routine to incorporate earlier hours, but I have never been one to spring out of bed in the morning all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. During our time in Belize I never quite adjusted to the two-hour time difference, so I woke up every morning earlier than I do on a typical weekday at home. It worked out well because that jet lag made it fairly easy to get up at 4:45am Monday morning to visit Lamanai.
Our journey started at 5:15am when we took the boat from the villa to San Pedro in order to catch a water taxi to Belize City, and then a van to Orange Walk. In that time, I was able to grab the sunrise photo below. It’s something I’m rarely awake to see, especially on vacation. The early worm gets the photo in this case!