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Today, I continued the quest to conquer my fears. Up next: small, dark underground places, and, get ready for it….bats.
Dressed as Sporty Mel once again, I donned my headlamp and descended into a mile long cave at Blue Hole National Park, located in one of Belize’s oldest jungles. I climbed over giant boulders, hoisted myself up steep passages and basically did whatever I needed to do to make my way through a series of dark, wet caves. I may not get points for style (I’m not sure I was supposed to crawl or drag my butt as much as I did), but I’m pleased to report I made it to the end of the cave – only to be welcomed by hundreds of bats. Ok, so maybe most of them were sleeping, but still, I was pretty brave. I celebrated my victories with a dip in a large, sapphire blue sinkhole, fed by underground streams.
Fear of small, dark, underground places: check. Fear of bats: alive and well.
Tags: Belize, Travel