Beautiful Boca Del Rio and Some Changes

For the slow season, construction all over the island is anything but slow.  Old wooden houses leveled in a matter of days, new concrete multi-floored buildings going in…

Yesterday on a hot, HOT August day, I took a drive along the sea in Boca Del Rio.  Stick to the sea!  Every once in a while, a cool breeze swept by.

Some gentlemen raking up the seaweed taking a quick break in the heat.  Hot but GORGEOUS.

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With the breeze coming about once every 10 minutes, the water is like glass.


We did a U-Turn when we saw that Ivan of Rojo Beach Bar (closed for the season) is now down at Sandy Toes Bar.  A super cute spot on the beach with THE VIEW.


I got a bit of Scoop.  Sandy Toes Bar is moving RIGHT NEXT DOOR to an empty lot – empty except for a shipping container.  Apparently a dispute has forced the LOVELY Ishmael…(here are some photos of him in March of 2014 finishing his bar)…

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…to start building again!  Oh man.  I hope all of the bar’s fans support his new venture.  He might even want some work with the re-build.

The view cannot be beat.


We went over the bridge to the “north side” of Ambergris Caye.  JUST BEFORE you cross, there is quite a bit of construction going on…


A seawall is being put into place and this LARGE lot is being turned into a church/school/meeting place for the Sagebrush Church.  Or that is what I hear….

Stay tuned.

Today I am off for warmer climates.  Hop aboard the 10am San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi (1.5 hours) – head to the bus station in Belize City – and hop aboard the 1.5 hour bus to Orange Walk ($5bzd).  In NO WAY is it the shortest route.  But it sure is the cheapest.

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Sugar City.  Land of tacos, Mennonites…and Lamanai.


High temperature on the island today…89.  High temperature in Orange Walk – 97.   Oh my!





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