Ever Wonder How Fuel Got To the Gas Stations on Ambergris Caye?

No…neither had I.  But as I was enjoying my first Conch of the season at Lily’s Treasure Chest on the beach in San Pedro…


…and the gorgeous view…


I saw a fuel barge coming in to the gas station on the ocean side.  And thought it pretty interesting…in fact, fascinating to me.  I had never considered how we got gas here in San Pedro.

Here are the pictures I took…

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Excited I asked the guys on the Amigos Del Mar Diving dock if they too were excited.  Uhhhh…no.  Apparently this happens once or twice a week.

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I ran around to the gas station dock…

Good grief a gorgeous day.


The Jerry B. was pulling in…

IMG_5550The manager had hopped off and was watching the docking.  He told me that this is just a temporary barge.  The usual one is on dry dock for 3 weeks of maintenance – it is an internal fuel barge and held to all international standards.

IMG_5551AND…not only does this barge supply the gas for the station here in the front of the island (the ocean side) but also on the lagoon side.   A pipe runs beneath the island.

Interesting to you in the least?  Yes?  No?  Maybe?  If not, at least it was one gorgeous day.



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