Animals & Wildlife

The Butterfly Migration on a Beautiful Morning Up North

The butterfly migration has started.  Flying north to south – the Cloudless Sulphur start slowly…one or two a minute passing along the beach and the sea to up to 100s at a time.  With an odd black or orange butterfly joining them, it’s a wave of yellow wings. It lasts for about a week andKeep reading »

A March Friday On Ambergris Caye: WIND, Jet Lag and Our Coral Reef

The “Easter Winds” are BLOWING over Ambergris Caye, Belize.  There has been a small craft warning in effect for most of this week and it continues today.  (See Belize Hydromet for those updates.) Sunrise yesterday brought to you by jet lag… You can hear the waves roaring over the reef and the water is all churned up,Keep reading »

2015: What a Year To Be in Belize! Part Two

I had a great year…and saw lots of changes.  The road north is changing San Pedro for sure…Placencia is seeing development galore AND a cruise ship terminal just a few miles off their shores.  Caye Caulker…new bar ownership at the Split and lots of construction.  Change! I ended Part One barely into the month of March.Keep reading »

2015: What A Year To Be in Belize! Part One

I had a great year.  Plain and simple.  Ups and downs for sure…but great. Ambergris Caye, the area most visited by overnight guests, also had a big year.  Since I first visited in 2006, it was the year of the most changes – and most of those changes came by the way of the newlyKeep reading »

Snapshot Sunday: The Week ALL Over Belize

Instead of losing interesting in Instagram, I become more and more enamored.  Despite the fact that of the 400 million users, 90% are estimated to be below 35 years old.  I…miss that demographic by a few years.  But it’s such an easy, fun, fast way to share your pictures and follow what others are doingKeep reading »

A Dangriga Pet Clinic: Animals in Need…So Many…And the Hopkins Humane Society

The amazing Hopkins, Belize Humane Society, a relatively tiny group spearheaded by superwoman Clara Lee, organizes free veterinary clinics a few times a year for areas that lack easy/free veterinary care.  And there are many of them in Belize. This most recent string of clinics hit Hopkins, Maya Center Village, Dangriga (all in Southern Belize) andKeep reading »

From San Pedro to Dangriga, Belize For a Free Veterinary Clinic

Yesterday morning, I woke up early to pack for a short trip to Southern Belize.  Short in duration, not in travel time.   Just one day to help with a free veterinary clinic that I helped with last year.  The clinic where I ended up finding the best dog in the world.   ELSIE!  Who in oneKeep reading »

Belize Game Fishing and The Big November Tournament

When you think big game fishing…I’m not sure you think Belize.  Fly fishing YES!  Always Belize.  Check out this article about 11 of the World’s Best Fishing Spots.  Belize is right there but for our “inshore slam” – the permit, the tarpon and the bonefish. But we have deep waters – just after our reef,Keep reading »

My Week in Belize on Instagram

I still love Instagram – I can post snapshots during the day that would have nothing to do with a blog and I can follow people from around the world, viewing Petra or climbing to Macchu Picchu or stomping down the runway in Alexander McQueen or just spending their days at uber-luxe Cayo Espanto justKeep reading »