Sailing Bailando

Tom Owens Cay

We leave Placencia and head eastward toward Belize’s outer reef, specifically to Tom Owens Cay. It’s a very tight anchorage surrounded by the reef. There’s a dive resort and research center there. They cater to scientific tourists who work M through F and then return to the mainland for the weekend. The current group is studying the effect of the Lion Fish on the local flora and fauna, and they are also conducting a census of the lobster population. The highlight of the stay are the three identical charter catamarans that anchor 30 feet away in a perfect row for a one-night, lickety-split visit… it’s a nudist club! Lot’s of sudsing-up at the deck showers after their skinny dips. Sorry, we don’t even think of taking a single picture…