After what seemed like a week of grey and chilly weather (for Belize = 60s and 70s), the sun popped out yesterday afternoon and it was a perfect time to take a walk to town.
AND a perfect time for hungry pelicans, one of the least graceful birds around, really the turkey of the sea…but I’ll get back to these guys in a few.
Let me prove to you that there really were patches of blue sky.
Here down by where I live at Mata Rocks Resort.
One of the docks in San Pedro, the Belikin dock, that I’ve taken about 100 pictures of over time. I am quite sure there is something very artsy about it…I’m not sure what…
Just before BC’s Bar…
And then the plans for the site. No word on when or if that will begin. I’ve really heard nothing about it over the past year. “Diamonte”
I stopped briefly for a bit of dinner and a short break at The Chocolate Company.
If you haven’t tried this $5bzd nugget from heaven, the chocolate torte…you must. It’s FIRMLY on my list of the best desserts in San Pedro.
A very pretty night as the sun was creeping down. By the dive shop Amigos Del Mar.
Apparently he has found a piece of fish by this fisherman’s toes before.
Jeff Jeff Walker, a popular country music singer and songwriter, is in town for two weeks of concerts that he has been doing for years called “Camp Belize”. Jerry Jeff is most famous (and probably most rich…he owns a large beachfront house south of San Pedro town) from writing the song “Mr. Bojangles”. Some really amazing artists have covered that song…from Robbie Williams to Harry Belfonte and Neil Diamond!!!! and Nina Simone!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fun fact from Wikipedia. His real name is Ronald Clyde Crosby.
Walker’s first big show is at Fido’s tonight. Doors open at 4pm for pass holders, JJW goes on at 7pm and then at 9pm, the doors will open to the public and anyone who wants to join in the pickin’ party. Which from what I can tell…is an organized jam session. Led by some main players but anyone with an instrument is welcome to join.
There are Pickin’ Parties throughout town this week. Yesterday’s at Wet Willy’s was just one of them….here are others you can attend.
Tuesday (Today): Noon to 5pm: Pickin’ Party at Lola’s Pub and then the parties are at Fido’s
Wednesday, January 22: Noon to 5pm, Crazy Canuck’s Pickin’ Party and 7:30pm to Midnight with Sherry at Roadkill Bar
Thursday, January 23: Noon to 5pm, Country Cabana “In the Round” or more informal circle formation jam and then 6pm, Conrad & Sherry at Captain Morgan’s (about 3 miles north)
Friday, January 24: 5:30pm Wet Willy’s and Big Show at Fido’s and after show
Saturday, January 25: 11am Fido’s Girls Jam “In a Round” and then 5:30pm Usual Suspects (Dennis Wolfe’s Band) and Open Mike
DANG! These Camp Belizers don’t plan on any rest. They were drinking and dancing last night. This is a crowd having a good time.
PLEASE send me pictures of the parties. I’ll be at Fido’s tonight and hope to take hundreds. HAVE FUN. And I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow.