January 2019 - June 2021
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  • Day18

    A final day in belize

    January 28, 2019 in Belize ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Up early to watch sunrise after windy night. A tad bit cooler but still quite tropical. Rent bikes and go for a long ride on beach cruisers up the peninsula. Lots of development. Swim and beach walk before watching final sunset. Dinner on the beach and of course gelato.Read more

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  • Day17

    A lovely day by the beach

    January 27, 2019 in Belize ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Calm and quiet this we head out for a paddles. Kayak less than cooperative. Figure it out and wander towards the north shire. Try snorkeling but not much. Back to our home and then circumnavigate placencia island. Reading and walking rounded out the dayRead more

  • Day16

    Stormy transition day

    January 26, 2019 in Belize ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Wild rain storm awakens us. Just a bit misty as palapas hold. Morning is grey yet we prepare to leave. Load into little boat again. Fine start to boat ride and then seas get rough and we get wet. Rain follows and we get wetter. Back to the marina and we are drenched. Make it to road to catch bus to hokey pokey ferry. A bit of walking is involved though the day has cleared up. Make it to placencia though clueless on where to go. Finally find our cabana and head out on beach walk. Italian food for dinnerRead more

  • Day15

    A lazy day

    January 25, 2019 in Belize ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    A bit cloudy and a bit windy makes for book reading. Attempt a few snorkel trios but waves are a bit much. Do see rays and sharks. Go back by snorkel entry point and see lobster and cool black and yellow fish. Last sunset and fish fillets curry veg and brown rice for dinner.Read more

  • Day14

    Another day in paradise

    January 24, 2019 in Belize ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Early morning clouds and even a brief shower give way to another beautiful day. Walk the dry reef though with high tide it is somewhat under water. Swim out to a new snorkel spot and see lion fish along with a rainbow of fish. Later go again and swim amongst thousands of big fish who don’t see to mind our presence. Watch another lovely sunset and head to the dock as Desmond returns with fish. Sharks swarm as he cleans them. Pick up our large spiny lobster. Lovely dinner on the deck with no wind and sky full of stars.Read more

  • Day13

    Paddling the day away

    January 23, 2019 in Belize ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Wake up to watch sunrise off our porch. Beautiful clear day. Tad bit breezy. Decide to get a kayak and explore out on the atoll. Stop at a few spots full of brain coral, purple fan coral and some crazy tubular coral. Lots of colors and a few barracudas. Wind picks up while snorkeling and fight our way back in. Relax and watch the water. Unfortunately zinc oxide does come off so burnt a bit. Another lovely sunset. Conch ceviche and lobster tail for dinner.Read more

  • Day12

    Finally in paradise

    January 22, 2019 in Belize ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Trying to remain optimistic about chances of going though weather suggests more rough seas. Go to check out the water and it is flat! Elwin picks us up and off to the marina. The catamaran is there and the captain is there the boat is not at the dock. Turns out we are going on a small mayor boat. Load us all in and off we go. Much calmer than before though skies remain ominous in the direction we are going. Swells increase as we get out further. Pull up to small island with cabanas on the water. Greeted by hostesses and given a tour. Turns out we can have an over water cabana. Head out snorkeling and tour almost all the way around the island. Lots of fish, stingrays and a few sharks - one nurse shark and one looking more nasty. Talk a walk on the dry reef and then go catch the sunset. Make nice fish stew and fall asleep to waves hitting the reef.Read more

  • Day11

    Always look on the bright side of life

    January 21, 2019 in Belize ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Small craft advisory and continued rough surf kept us from heading to the atoll. Go for morning run to inform others. Breakfast and then long beach walk followed by reading on the beach. Occasional sun breaks. Hard to complain as certainly better than Portland in January and at work. Dinner of shrimp and pasta. Hope to go tomorrowRead more

  • Day10

    A series of unfortunate events

    January 20, 2019 in Belize ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Pack up and say goodbye to Maddie. Fairly quick cab ride to marina. Boat there but no captain. Gradually more deliveries arrive. Finally boat driver arrives. Clouds gathering. Head out at 11 not 9. Calm through river and then waves start. An hour in boat slows and then stops. Need to clean out filter. 2 1-2 hours later still sittings in the wind and grey skies. Rescued by dudes in fast boat who Bring us back to marina. Free lodging in deserted bed bug infested guest lodge. Back to funky dodo in same cab. Beers cold shower and then dinner. Full bloody moon. Try again tomorrow.Read more

  • Day9

    Goodbyes and prepararion

    January 19, 2019 in Belize ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Hannah and doug up early to make the drive back to Belize City. Quick walk to things for coffee and they are off. Go on a run, first to the the end Of the road north and then back disown south. Ominous clouds but nothing comes of it. Food shop for our island adventures and then hit the beach. Water calmer. Dine at queen beanRead more