A Weekend at the Camps: Off-The-Grid on Ambergris Caye
My boyfriend Jeff has a penchant for finding off-the-beaten-path spots on Ambergris Caye. An island that is becoming busier by the day.
He operates Cayo Frances Farm and Fly on the west side of the island and now working on a new camp – on the NE side of the island…both off-the-grid…both WAY outta the way.
On Saturday, I visited both.
Here’s a map to explain WHERE I am talking about. He acquired the property for Cayo Frances Farm and Fly – a flyfishing camp THE BLUE STAR – about 15 years ago. Before the Secret Beach road crossed the island and opened up the west side of Ambergris Caye to vehicles other than boats. The camp opened in September 2016 for guests.
The Secret Beach area is marked by a YELLOW ARROW.
The newest camp – you can see the announcement here – is the Rocky Point Permit Camp at about 17-18 miles north Ambergris Caye. Under construction.
Here are some weekend pictures from Cayo Frances.
A few inside shots…all pretty simple.
Getting ready for Christmas – this year we put up two trees. A mini one for the bar with some very homemade ornaments.
And then the bigger tree inside which is a hodgepodge of homemade ornaments, fishing supplies like flies and bobbers and all sorts of stuff…
Including old Bicycles Licenses from Belize City…
And some Great Horned Owls that a mouse chewed on during the off-season. We have a couple of Horned Owls that live at the camp…they are known to make a RACKET as the sun is coming up.
A few evening pics and I’ll switch over to the next camp!
Oh wait…one last thing. Very cool heads (?) that were found on the property – one a few years back, and one just a few days ago. Maya…animals? Let me know if you have a theory about what they represent.
Onto Rocky Point Permit Club! A boat ride across the Cayo Frances Lagoon…
and a long, bumpy and wet golf cart ride up the island.
The recent heavy rain (one day – 5.5 inches) caused some of the road about 9-10 miles north to flood. We got thru it slowly – and if you can, watch another larger vehicle traverse it first. There is some higher ground!
Another AMAZING find. One of the guys we work with up north found a glass buoy buried in the sand. I’ve been searching for one of these all my life!
Time to search the beach for cool things…
I found a type of conch? shell that I’ve never seen before…the Queen Conch is on the left and the mystery shell on the right.
And a few construction pics.
I’ll leave it there. That’s A LOT of pictures!