December 22, 2003
Pumpkin Caye [11 April 1994]
More from my Belize travel journal
After a hard paddle against the prevailing Northeasterly wind we arrived at Pumpkin Caye whose sole inhabitants are a dog "Dash" and the caretaker "Shaky"--he's a deformed elderly man who scratches out a lonely existence on this craggy little island. We spent the day there at my behest--I found the wind hard going& frustratingly slow & the thought of another 5 or so miles wasn't something I had any desire to undertake.
Treally, the rest of the day was lost to me--I had a touch too much sun and was put out w/a headache & some nausea.
After making dinner for the boys I went straight to bed.
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