Mid-September on Ambergris Caye: My Snapshots
It’s true. We are in the slower season. We are in Storm Season – in fact, the statistical height of the hurricane season is September 11/12. But the weather has been pretty gorgeous on Ambergris Caye this week. We had a day of grey skies but the rest of the week – super blue skies, gorgeous clouds, a hot hot sun, clear water, low-no sargassum seaweed. Pretty great.
Here are most of the snapshots of what I’ve been up to…
For a list of restaurants closed for breaks during this season in San Pedro, check out this post.
For the September celebration events happening this week and this coming week, see here. Belize turns 42 on September 21st and I’d better start hydrating for the parade. It’s SO fun and makes me so proud and happy but…each year…I drive home after taking pictures, take a cold shower, and fall into a 3-hour nap. The heat is INTENSE! (Check out the 2022 Sept 21st Parade for a preview…)
Earlier in the week, we ran some errands and stopped for some DELICIOUS chocolates and delicious air conditioning at the Belize Chocolate Shop.
The view off their front porch.
Stepping outside, the largest school on the island is just across the street. The RC Elementary School.
And Castillo’s Hardware decked out for the holidays.
And then maybe the last mango of the season…cooling off with Belizean watermelon makes summer better.
On Thursday, we drove up north – between Robles and Rocky Point – where…well…we have something going on. It was SUCH a gorgeous day for the very very bumpy ride. (My back is still sore 4 days later…)
We passed the police vehicle at Tranquility Bay – filled with coconut husks.
When smoldering, coconut husks provide excellent mosquito-repelling qualities.
The view from the Tranquility Bay dock.
And then north another few miles…
The guys working were just sitting down to lunch. Don’t mind if I do!
We have a new member of our family – meet Belly! She is the sweetest girl…newly fixed…and LOVING life with steady meals. She had been living around Tranquility Bay and having endless puppies…
As we arrived, two of the guys were on the beach. They came upon two large blacktail cribo snakes who found a hatching sea turtle nest and were…well…you can imagine what they were doing. Man…they aren’t kidding when they say it’s tough being a new born sea turtle.
A beautiful morning. The rain cloud kept rolling to the south.
That’s it from me. I’m rolling Jeff’s year long collection of coins. It’s a slow season tradition.