Ambergris Caye Does the Rain Dance: Water, Water Everywhere…

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…and not a drop to drink.  From the poem – the Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink. Replace “boards” with “plants” and you are pretty spot-on with the situation.  Depending on who youKeep reading »

A March Friday On Ambergris Caye: WIND, Jet Lag and Our Coral Reef

The shore in Boca Del Rio, just north of town.

The “Easter Winds” are BLOWING over Ambergris Caye, Belize.  There has been a small craft warning in effect for most of this week and it continues today.  (See Belize Hydromet for those updates.) Sunrise yesterday brought to you by jet lag… You can hear the waves roaring over the reef and the water is all churned up,Keep reading »

Easter Winds Come Early Washing Over Seawalls & Bringing Back The Sargasso


I wrote about the seasons in Belize a few years ago.  Though it took me a full year or two to really see them, THERE ARE SEASONS on Ambergris Caye.  It’s not just dry/tourist season and rainy/slow season. Here’s my run down:  Drier/sunnier/cooler season –> humidity picks up and Easter winds –>  HOT HUMID SUMMERKeep reading »

Polar Vortex Officially Over On Ambergris Caye, Belize


Picture this…you go out late at night to walk the dog.  The winds are whistling from the north…sand swirling about you.  You turn your collar up and hunker down…knowing this will be a very short walk for Elsie.  The temperature has dropped to 72 degrees fahrenheit. An official cold front in San Pedro. Sunday night, theKeep reading »

Beautiful Weather From Sunrise to Sunset: December in Belize


Oh goodness, yesterday was a gem.  Sure…we could have used a bit more of a breeze…but the clouds, the sun, the crystal clear, flat, sargasso-less sea…it was all pretty stunning.  Here are some pictures.  And if I had to guess, today is going to be much of the same. Low 80s, great visibility if youKeep reading »

What a Beautiful Start to December in Belize!


It’s almost impossible believe that it’s December – in Belize or anywhere else.  Honestly…it’s just ridiculous how quickly this year has gone.  And, though I bet 99% of you will scoff, winter weather is pushing into Belize – some proper signs of the cold fronts that are dipping low across the states. The wind is fromKeep reading »

Saturday Snapshots: My Week on Ambergris Caye


Ahhh the past week and a half…Halloween, dog sitting up north, SUN and lots of driving back and forth up and down the island. Here are my snapshots…my life around the island.  I remain Insta-obsessed so almost all of them are on there…even this braggy one about my new Insta-milestone.  I’m only about 64.13 millionKeep reading »

Clear Skies, Laundry Day and A Walk Around San Pedro


5 days of rain in San Pedro, Belize is a lot…add in the fact that in many places just a few of those days dumped over a foot of rain and some of the localized flooding has become world-wide news. But I am very pleased to announce that yesterday THERE WAS SUN!  And the weather predictionsKeep reading »

A Ride Up the Ambergris Coast…Construction!


I know, I know…the story today FOR SURE is the massive amount of rain and wind we’ve been getting as a tropical depression passed over us this weekend.  Rain seems as though it will continue for the next few days but nothing like it Friday-Saturday.  Or let’s hope. My favorite sites to check current and futureKeep reading »

Tough to Mobilize for Fall Frenzy in this HEAT!


School starts next week…the stores are selling out of notebooks, pencils, backpacks… …or maybe not.  Are backpacks usually $135 to $175bzd.  YIKES! New uniforms are needed.  Suddenly kids are a year older.   The Roman Catholic School is getting cleaned and painted. And the September celebration gear is moving in…hurray…September celebrations in Belize! But let’sKeep reading »

Just A Beautiful Summer Day on Ambergris Caye, Belize


A few days on the mainland, then two rainy gray day in San Pedro and then WOW!  Yesterday was absolute Belize Caye perfection. I was up north and took a short walk around Rojo Beach Bar and their neighbor, Mata Chica Resort and here’s what I saw as the dark clouds moved out and the sea was leftKeep reading »