The water taxi had left just a few minutes before V & G arrived, so they had a little time to wait for the next one – spent it on the beach, and bought cinnamon rolls and O.J. for breakfast. Caught the next water taxi to Caye Caulker which was about a 20 min. ride. Arriving at Caye Caulker, the guys caught another taxi (a golf cart) and went to check into the hotel that had been recommended to them. This hotel was full which ended up being a blessing as it seemed to be in a much noisier (partying) part of the island. The men had the golf-cart taxi take them to the Rainbow Hotel (not quite as nice, but the a/c worked and it was fairly quiet), and they checked in there.
Went wandering to find somewhere to eat. About 7pm, the streets grow alive with BBQs! The men stopped at Rose’s Grill for dinner – seemed to be a popular place, and got even busier the longer they were there. You choose a spot to sit at long tables that everyone shares, then approach the ‘grill master’. This is the man that will cook your food for you on an open grill (lengthwise half of a barrel with a grate over it). At Rose’s, the grill is situated along the edge of the dirt street; to the left of the grill is a long table covered with various fish. These are fish that were caught that day, and bought from the fisherman by the restaurant for tonight’s use (it is suggested to buy fish with the head on as it is easier to judge the age of the fish). The fish are available whole, with heads off, and also (for larger fish) already cut into various sized steaks. There are also shrimp kabobs with veggies there, and chicken. You go up to the table, and pick what you would like the grill master to cook for you (he can tell you all the various prices of the fish based on size/kind). The guys picked large barracuda steaks which the grill master kept marinating with some concoction while he was cooking (don’t be in a hurry to eat!). Their meals each consisted of the barracuda steaks they had chosen, garlic potatoes, coconut rice, and a Coke for $12.50us each. “It was worth every penny!”