A Cold Front Moves In and The BIG Ruta Maya Race

After almost a week of what seemed like unseasonable very warm, very humid and very pretty weather on the island…A hammock hanging limp at Victoria House.

A dog in the Boca Del Rio area hiding from the sun.

The view of the TMM dock.

A little girl trying to feed a sting ray bread.

Some racy new games at Sandbar Restaurant and Bar.

…a cool north wind is blowing this morning, the temperature has dipped perilously into the mid-70s and the sky is grey and overcast.

Not the most beautiful weather but very, very comfortable.

A perfect day to work on my new website.

Let’s hope the sun returns for next weekend’s huge Belikin Ruta Maya River Challenge (for the viewers at least, the racers would probably enjoy the coolness).   An intense 4 day, 180 mile, 300 participant canoe race right across Belize.  I have always wanted to go…and this year, I’m gonna do it.  I feel like it’s my duty to cheer on the sweaty, exhausted racers by saluting them with a cold Belikin beer.  I know they will appreciate it.

I see a fight to enter a PACKED mainland bus in my future.

Just a part of the race is featured in this Belikin commercial and IT LOOKS AWESOME.  Bonus?  The names of all the stops…Banana Bank?  Double Head Cabbage?  Burrell Boom?  It must make a great t-shirt.

Has anyone been to the Ruta Maya?  Have any tips for me about where to watch it?  Any information would be much appreciated.  I’m hearing Burrell Boom on Sunday is the hot spot.

Here is the bus I’ll probably be elbowing on to.

Note to self:  Make more friends with cars on the mainland.




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  • richies

    You photos make me miss San Pedro. I haven’t been able to visit since 2008. Maybe next year – sigh

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