Ian gave us a lift into town, saving us the long hike. We picked up a couple of things we needed, including a muffin at the Driftwood Cafe for Barry for the bus ride (I still had my PB&J muffin saved from the day before!) We were plenty early so had some time to hang around the PG bus terminal -- and to get a choice seat on the bus, since this is where the bus north originates.
Placencia IS just as nice on a second look.
When we debarked the Hokey Pokey, we took a short walk through the village to our hotel for the night.
Sitting outside enjoying our gelato, we had a nice conversation with two young women we ran into there, Heather and Lauren from Canada. They had been traveling up from Guatemala through Belize and were on the Hokey Pokey with us. We'd end up seeing them a lot the next day as well. They were heading to medical and law school in the fall so were intelligent and interesting fellow travelers. We were able to share some of our "local knowledge" with them about Placencia, Caye Caulker (where they were headed), and San Pedro, where they planned to spend a day.
Stay tuned for our trip home from Placencia, the beautiful birds we saw, and bug bites in upcoming posts...