Yesterday was a GORGEOUS day. In fact, February has been an absolutely gorgeous month. And that is just how it should be. Lots of sun, getting a bit warmer (no blanket needed at night anymore) and breezy. Perfect for all things. But especially perfect for sailing.
A bunch of fun friends were headed out on the old Belizean-made ex-fishing boat, the Rum Punch 2. They even brought their own pirate flag. These ladies are prepared!
George Eiley (above), the owner, was born and raised in Placencia, Belize but in the 70s fell in love with Ambergris Caye where the tourism and tour guiding businesses were in the beginning stages.
He purchased the Rum Punch from a fisherman, cleaned her up and started tours.
Rustic, simple but beautiful and surprisingly fast, I LOVE sailing up north on the Rum Punch. When she really gets going, the boat is seriously tipped and you can sit on the edge, dragging your feet in the water and…well…it’s just the best.
We met George by Cholo’s Bar and 8 of us gracefully loaded aboard the Rum Punch. We are ladies after all…
We sailed about an hour…maybe a bit more up the coast to Mexico Rocks. Just off shore Xtan Ha Resort, this patch of ocean and popular snorkelling spot may be the prettiest in Belize.
We moved a bit to the next spot.
Everyone knows “Mr. George” and they stopped to see if we needed any fish. Or this guy…
On the Rum Punch, with a small flame, a frying pan, a knife and…that’s about it, George and Tony prepared a DELICIOUS lunch.
Ceviche with huge chunks of conch.