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Silk Cayes: above the sea

Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve is a protected marine reserve in the central part of Belize's Barrier Reef 22 mi off the coast of Placencia. The reserve contains some of the healthiest parts of the reef system due to its elevation and good water quality.
Gladden Spit is a promontory forming the southernmost tip of the sunken atoll. Three small cayes: North Silk, Middle Silk and South Silk, lie south of Gladden entrance.
It took us about an hour to get to these tiny cayes. Together with other tourist groups, we were based on the South Silk Caye, snorkeling around which was a lot of fun.

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Our group
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Our group
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Approaching the South Silk Caye
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Approaching the South Silk Caye
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Frigate birds
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Frigate birds
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Frigate birds
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Frigate birds
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Some of them have black heads.
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Some of them have black heads.
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Others have white heads.
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Others have white heads.
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This fallen tree is a popular photo spot
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This fallen tree is a popular photo …
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The Middle Silk Caye can be seen on the north side,
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The Middle Silk Caye can be seen on …
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The Middle Silk Caye
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The Middle Silk Caye
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The Middle Silk Caye
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The Middle Silk Caye
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Our guides from Nite Wind Tours
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Our guides from Nite Wind Tours
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At the grilling stand
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At the grilling stand
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Our guide is cooking:
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Our guide is cooking:
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Lunch
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Lunch
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Sandpipers?
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Sandpipers?
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Sandpipers?
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Sandpipers?
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Hermit crab
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Hermit crab
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Hermit crab
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Hermit crab
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South Silk Caye
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South Silk Caye
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Ready for snorkeling
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Ready for snorkeling
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