How’s that for a hodgepodge of a title? Last night, I felt my first earthquake on Ambergris Caye. After 9pm, as I was reading, the windows started shaking. Like a large truck was driving by or a sudden STRONG wind was blowing. And it lasted a bit too long…earthquake.
Closest land, Honduras…about 150 miles away but almost DIRECTLY east of Belize. It was felt up to Cancun and out to the Cayman Islands.As I was falling asleep, a tsunami alert was issued in a few countries – NOAA, Belize issued an alert. A wave up to one meter was possible. I called in our cat…and fell asleep. For more information, for the actions taken in town, PLEASE check the San Pedro Sun Facebook page.
Wee Willie Winkie here is not a good source of information. This morning, the sea is incredibly calm. An employee at the neighboring resort did tell me that the water did recede more than usual – 15 to 20 feet he reckons. Tsunami or low tide? But no wave followed. The alert was called off at 10:52pm.
This morning’s seas.
Now back to my regularly scheduled programming. Yesterday was absolutely fantastically gloriously beautiful. It was also the last full day of filming and photography for the Bote Board crew that is visiting Cayo Frances Farm & Fly.
Yesterday we all met up on Back of Back Street – possibly my very favorite spot on the entire island, definitely my favorite strip in San Pedro town – for some photos and interviews.
While it is fantastic to shoot on the fishing flats, in the mangroves and channels and out by the reef, Belize is lots more than fishing.
Backa Back Street is a great place to get a sense of the town.
I took the Coastal Xpress water taxi to town.
I spent the rest of the afternoon picking up golf carts, running errands, buying beers, coordinating a tattoo (or two)…
And mostly hanging out by the dock. It all leads up to the sunset back there…so pretty last night. Here are my pics.
This is Joker’s dock. Every piece of wood, cinder block, every bag of sand was carried up to the camp in one of his boats.
A working dock for sure.
He usually has a crew of guys out there – there are always a handful of them – and yesterday they were BBQing.
And around 5pm…it’s just too pretty.
Ambergris Caye is flawed for sure. All people, places and things have flaws. This island is not one bit what I thought it was when I moved here almost 11 years ago.