The last few days have been a flurry of errands and baking way too many cookies. With the third cold front of December – and temperatures now in the upper 70s – it wasn’t so bad. I made my usual go-to cookie: Quaker Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies (minus raisins, plus shredded coconut and chocolate chips), these UNBEATABLE Salty-Sweet Peanut Butter Cookies from the NYTimes and some soft brownie-like Chocolate Crinkles.
As you can imagine, we don’t often fire up the oven. Things just get too hot.
The coolish weather continues – I’m wearing a sweatshirt as I type – but I wanted to recap 2018. My first blog post was June 2011 so I’m well into it…but Belize continues to amaze and intrigue me. There is still SO much to learn and I didn’t get to travel enough…at all.
While many of my posts focus on weather or errands or news about town, my year was punctuated by some more significant events. And running throughout was the influx of sargasso seaweed – the plague our shores from mid-February and is clearing up a bit now. But that may just be a temporary wind shift situation.
Here’s a relatively quick recap of my entire year.
In January, the AMAZING crew from Boteboard visited our camp and San Pedro town and made an amazing short video about the camp and flyfishing in Belize. Jeff opened the Botehouse at Cayo Frances Farm and Fly…
In February, my family visited from Rhode Island…with their friends. 6 kids under 10 years old and 4 adults. We had an amazing day trip to Caye Caulker, we blissed out at the Sandbar on the west side of Ambergris Caye and spent lots and lots of time at the Truck Stop.
In May we found out that the preposterous plan – to jam structures on a tiny island and build the largest OTW resort in the region – was APPROVED in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. There was a boat rally at the island – Cayo Rosario and then was a public meeting with a resounding NO to the plan.
I’m only at June! To be continued tomorrow.
It was a rainy night on Ambergris Caye and let’s hope the sun is coming out. I’ll finish this tomorrow – I have a lazy Christmas planned. Dogs and chocolate. Though not combined.
I hope you are having a GREAT holiday season.