And DANG, yesterday was a hot one in Belize’s largest city.
La Ruta Maya is a torturous (my own word) 180 mile, 4 day canoe race across Belize on the Belize Old River – an important trade route for the Maya between cities like Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, Altun Ha and the Caribbean Sea.
Here is the map by the race’s big sponsor, Belikin.
I started standing up on the bridge and facing away from the sea? HOT.
LOVEFm was broadcasting next to us.
A flash of my San Pedro Scoop postcard got me a meeting with the Sergeant in charge. And he let me right in. EXCELLENT. My people…
Secret to success in this type of situation? NEVER use the word “blog” – it’s the kiss of death. News website sounds much more impressive. And it’s not a (total) fabrication!
Just as I was seriously wilting on the side of the river, the first boat came around the bend. Westrac! (an auto parts supplier in Spanish Lookout, Belize)
Following them? The Belize Bank Bulldogs…the team that ended up winning the whole race.
Swooping in on the canoes and over the crowd.Or maybe…just maybe…it was Obama spying on US citizens! A drone! Right here in Belize. Everyone! Into your bunkers!
Time to head out and find some shade, food and a cool drink or 10. Corn seemed to be the most popular snack for sale at the event. Lots of people with corn all over their faces…it’s not a first date sort of food. No pretty way to eat it.
Right past the Baron Bliss’ tomb and commemorative lighthouse. Both built with his donated money to the country of Belize.
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