Clear Water and High Temperatures on Ambergris Caye
I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record but WOOF! It’s been a hot last couple weeks in Belize. Sure May and June – the beginning of summer – tend to be warm but man…El Nino or Mother Nature or Chac, the Maya god of rain/weather…is cranking up the heat.
You’ll see on the forecast (Windfinder remains the most reliable in my book) with delightful temperatures…84…86…maybe 87…but this, from weatheratlas.com, describes the real feel – here at the 17th parallel – perfectly.
Yesterday…late afternoon. The temperature about 88F. That’s doable! But wait…real feel is 105F…ooof…that’s hot.
But wait. There’s more! If you are standing in the sun, it might feel like 120F.
Now that sounds right 🙂
But here’s the good news. We are on the water (which is always available for jumping in) and there is a nice breeze.
The water is looking fantastic again. Last week, we saw an influx of sargassum…and it was turning the sea almost tea-colored. But now things I look fab again and…I headed out to take some pictures. I walked along the stretch of the island on the north side of town generally called Boca Del Rio.
The entrance to the Blue Tang Inn looks so lush…
This sign reminded me that I really want to go out on their beautiful Sirena Azul sail boat.
And above, the beautiful Phoenix Resort – for a closer look, check out my 2-night stay there. Heaven.
Next stop The Palapa Bar. The perfect swimming spot to spend a few hours on a hot day.
I headed up the beach…passing the Sandbar Restaurant and Hostel – a very popular spot.
And then this new construction…
Chuck and Robbie’s Dive Shop was quite busy – what a beautiful day to be IN the water.
And then Loser’s Bar – closed. This is a huge dock that someone spent a TON of money on but…country music and Belize…it’s just a hard mix. Sure there are lots of country music fans in the world…but are there enough on Ambergris Caye year-round to support this kind of business?
And then I stopped in at Hurricane’s Ceviche Bar…they have an amazing inside and outside deck for eating and swimming and just relaxing. The spot looks fantastic.
Save me a hammock!
And then I headed home. Stopping to take a photo of each and every pretty flower I saw…
These frangipanis are insane! I did not adjust the color one bit.
With a more yellow tint.
A beautiful flamboyant tree.
And I can’t help but stop and take a picture of this glorious entryway on MacLean Lane in the Tres Cocos neighborhood.
I’m off to drive WAY up north – as always, if you want to follow along, follow me on Instagram.