Together Weather Blows into Belize: Our First “Cold Front” of the Season
September and October – aside from a few days of rain here and there – were primarily HOT on Ambergris Caye, humid, and mostly sunny. The types of days that I imagine siestas were invented for – your big lunch of stew chicken, rice and beans followed by a cool shower and then relaxing/passing out in front of a fan or under a humming air-conditioner.
But just a few days ago…as the calendar flipped from October to November…our very first “cold front” blew in. Northerly winds…generally part of a larger system that sweeps down from the US and Canada…
The humidity drops – frizzy haired people rejoice – as does the temperature. Instead of waking up to 85 and humid, we wake up to 77…78 and a chill in the air.
(For those scoffing, PLEASE remember that it is all relative!)
Here in Belize, it’s often called Together Weather “Togeta Weata” or even Baby-Making Weather.
But yesterday as I was heading into town in the late morning, there were dark clouds up ahead…so I took a bunch of photos. Here we go.
It rained for about 20 mins in town but not at all – not one drop – at our house 7.5 miles north.
I headed into town when the rain stopped – decorations have gone up for the next holiday in Belize. November 19th’s Garifuna Settlement Day. Celebrated throughout the country – but the big events take place in Dangriga (see my visit here) and Punta Gorda (here) – a beautiful holiday.
The Garifuna flag and the Garifuna colors are black, yellow and white.
It was Tuesday…and Estel’s Dine by the Sea is closed on Tuesdays…but I took a few pictures of the beloved breakfast and lunch spot.
And then on my drive north…at about 3 miles North Ambergris Caye…I stopped to chat with Glen and admire his gift shop. He’s got great wood carvings and some beautiful original paintings…at really reasonable prices…
I REALLY like two of the paintings…this means trouble for me driving back and forth past this everyday. I have a tendency to get obsessed!
Stop by and take a look.