Beautiful, Still Ocean As Now Idalia Passes away from Ambergris Caye
Idalia passed to our north – offshore of Belize over the weekend – not yet a Tropical Storm. We had some heavy rain at night and a few pass-over showers but overall, it was a GORGEOUS weekend. With the very light wind blowing from the west…and leaving the ocean as calm as a mill pond.
The reef – which is usually visible right off shore – was calm. You couldn’t see even a ripple over it. The water was clear and gorgeous.
Idalia is now a Tropical Storm. And after a very strange loop she made by Cozumel, Idalia is on the way to Florida. Expected to be a Cat 3 Hurricane. Be safe everyone!
I took a bunch of pictures in San Pedro town on Saturday and then more waaaay up north – about 19 miles north Ambergris Caye – on Sunday. Let me show you how pretty it was!
See my guide to Ambergris Caye if it is your first time here.
First, in the Boca Del Rio area – the north end of San Pedro town.
Looking back along the Boca Del Rio beach road…
And then a pretty ibis twirling in the sun. I even (accidentally) caught a butterfly in the picture below.
A gorgeous afternoon.
And then Sunday. We were expecting grey skies and maybe a bit of rain in the afternoon. But at about 8am, the sun was breaking through, and again, the sea was flat like a pancake. We headed north…
A post from December 2022 with more of the details of the drive. We have an exciting project starting and…I’ll tell you about it soon. But for now…pictures.
A house way up north…I don’t think I’ve ever seen it open.
This scruffy girl and her family…they love to bark at us from the seated position. Not so menacing.
It’s not a straightforward drive…
I had to get in the water!
The land was teaming with hermit crabs. I don’t know if it is breeding time…or if the heavy night rains brought them out. But they were everywhere!
This guy sitting on the chechem tree – the black-sap poisonwood. A very interesting and very dangerous tree. One you DO NOT want to hug. Read: The Incredible Coincidence of a Poisonous Tree Growing Next to Its Antidote
It was time to head back home…the sky was darkening…
It rained a bit later that afternoon. If you are considering Belize in the “slow season” – aka the time when San Pedro feels like a village again…check out these posts: