This one qualifies as one of the best travel surprises of all time.
So there we were, wrapping our second incredible dive of the day, and zipping over the waves on our way back to Blackbird Caye. With the Turneffe Atoll still small on the horizon, we came upon this antiquated fishing boat bobbing in the sea. Our captain filled us in; we were in the presence of a family of lobster fishermen whom have worked this bit of the Caribbean for more than 50 years.
We chatted with the fisherfolk for a few moments and then made a deal to purchase part of their catch of the day; their captain sold us a dozen spiny lobsters for a song, and gave us a few tips on how to prep our feast once back on dry land. All in all, one of the finest trips to the market I’ve made in my life.