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"I'd rather be ashes than dust.
I'd rather my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze, than be stifled by dry rot.
I'd rather be a meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy & permanent planet.
Man's chief purpose is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time"

--  Jack London

After my shortcomings visiting Actun Tunichil Muknal and acquiring a parking ticket, I was beyond ready to leave the peddlers & dirty streets of San Ignacio. Not that it was a bad city, it just held bad experiences.

I hadn't planned on a rainy day filled with down time so I stopped in Belize's capital, Belmopan, to check into my hotel.  Belmopan looked more safe and proper, with its sprawling lawns and stately buildings. A short drive on the Hummingbird Highway brought me to Saint Herman's National Park.  This park housed one of the few caves in Belize able to be explored without a guide.
Saint Herma…