I love it, I love it, I love it, I LOVE THE SAN PEDRO HOLIDAY LIGHTED BOAT PARADE. And I’m going to tell you something that might sound crazy. I almost skipped it!
I was feeling tired…sick of the terrible bumpy road north…but I rallied and thank Christmas I did.
What a beautiful night and THE best way to bring in the holiday season. A GORGEOUS evening on the beach in San Pedro. The town and her visitors lining the beach. Here are my pictures.
I started taking photos with my “real” camera – my very trusty Canon XS710. I knew it would be DARK…the moon was barely a sliver, low in the sky.
I’d arrived early to take some photos of the set-up…
Jody and his crew setting up their boat for the parade. Team Chingon with their Sponsor: Castillo’s Hardware. I had to ask the meaning of Chingon. I’m SO not cool.
I picked the longest dock – and staked out my spot. I need to lay down to steady my camera on the dock to get any semblance of a decent picture.
Here we go…the parade!
ACES AWESOME Croc-Mas sponsored by Sandbar. LOVE IT! Especially the jumping fish.
Watch out for that croc!
I was snapping pictures like crazy and then…I picked up my phone. IPhone 7s. And…the pictures are SOOOO much better than my camera. And using PORTRAIT mode? Made this so much easier.
Team Chingon’s Choo choo train.
Another fave – the BTIA’s (Belize Tourism Industry Association) Captain Conch! Sponsored by the Truck Stop.
How good is this?
And then Ramon’s Village with two AMAZING boats! Belize Navidad – they pelted us with music and candy.
And then their Nativity Boat. Both SO OVER THE TOP GREAT.
TONIGHT! Christmas shifts to The Truck Stop!
Best Charity Boat ($2,000): ACES Boat: Wayo Not Sponsor: Sandbar
Best Small Boat ($1,000): Kids in Action On Belize Diving Adventures boat Sponsor: San Pedro Tour Operators Association
4th Place ($500): Ramon’s Village Resort (Nativity Scene)
Honorable Mentions: Projects Abroad Boat: Xsite Belize Sponsor: Rickilee Response & Rescue QE Toon Sponsor: GoodWorld Trading Department of Youth Services Sponsored by Island Divers
Pan D Joyride
Reel Secret Sponsored by Captain Sharks
50/50 Raffle raised $644 Winner of $322: Katie Henry