After a few breezeless days, the wind kicked up yesterday on Ambergris Caye and by midday, the sun was shining. A beautiful Sunday. I was up north a bit…
But I waited next to this gorgeous little speed boat (feeling a bit like Jackie O)…
and looking out over this gorgeous view…
and I hopped on the 1:30 Coastal Xpress water taxi back to town. Headed up to the Boca Del Rio area (just north of town) and Sandy Toes Bar for a big fundraiser.
A 15 year old in town in need of an operation to treat severe ulcerated colitis. And when I arrived at about 2pm…I think the whole town was there.
But first my walk from the water taxi to Sandy Toes.
Passing the Conch Shell Inn.
And then I saw all the golf carts!
Sandy Toes bar…
Kids running around in the water….
A dog watching them obediently…
Food was being served in HUGE quantities.
Here are Chef Jeff and Nicolai from Casa Picasso. Nicolai in charge of rice and beans…Jeff, chicken. Quite the production line. They paused for a photo.
Our Mayor Danny Guerrero (in the hat) and Eiden from Reef TV. He is also the minister of the peace and marries many couples on the island.
Left to right: Julie of Caye Casa, Vic and Dixie Bowen.
After eating and drinking and buying a raffle ticket (yes…sadly just one), I headed home…passing the games section and this cute girl hoola hooping for me.
And a FANTASTIC turnout. Hundreds of people – locals and visitors – super generous donations from the business community, lots of volunteers and food donations – it’s one of the things that I love about this town. I don’t know the final numbers but I hope it was a MASSIVE SUCCESS.
And I have a good feeling it was. Feel better Rudy. We ARE all rooting for you.