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Belize First “Cold Front” of 2020 Strikes!

Are there seasons in Belize?  YES!  Very much so.  It’s just relative.  I’ve seen people write about 2 seasons in Belize… …and I’ve seen 3 seasons but I KNOW there are four. Storm season, Winter, Easter Winds and Summer (you can read all the details here) But yesterday, no matter WHAT the calendar says (ok…itKeep reading »

Happy Micro-Thanksgiving on Ambergris Caye

Last year, for Thanksgiving, we had a full house at the camp.  3 strapping Brits and a Canadian couple who knew very little about the American Holiday but were VERY ready to embrace the turkey, stuffing, rice and beans with gravy and pie.  For seconds and thirds. Thanksgiving is an American holiday but it isKeep reading »

Iota Brings Rain and Winds to Ambergris Caye But We Got Very Lucky

I don’t know about you but I’m getting kinda sick of the 2020 jokes.  I know!  I’ve made them myself…when I stub my toe…or when my camera broke…in Belize! or just when watching the daily news.  It’s the year that just keeps on giving.  The bad stuff. Many of you will probably get something forKeep reading »

Belize Has a New Prime Minister, Did You Know I Wrote a Book And Thoughts…

Yesterday was a big day in Belize…a national holiday…so a quick report on what I know about that and some other thoughts and hopes from my perspective. Belize Votes RESOUNDINGLY for change in yesterday’s election Yesterday was election day in Belize!  And over 70% of the Belizean electorate turned out to cast a resounding voteKeep reading »

The Sun is Out – Ambergris Caye Starts to Dry Out after Eta

Who thought that the worst storm of the year for Ambergris Caye (and all of Belize) would hit land over 400 miles away (as the crow flies) – south of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua? She’s now over Cuba…and threatening Florida. Ambergris Caye is extremely lucky.  We did see up to 20 inches of rain – someKeep reading »

Now A Tropical Depression, High Tides and RAIN from Eta on Ambergris Caye

Two days ago Hurricane Eta hit the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua as a STRONG Cat 4 Hurricane.  Catastrophic…the surge…the winds…awful.  And then she started losing strength and she slowed down considerably.  To a crawl.  And central Central America (that’s a thing, right?) braced for some serious rain. The already waterlogged land and rivers at theKeep reading »

If Trump Wins, I’m Moving to Belize…

I’ve seen periodic posts from friends and celebrities (sadly I don’t have any celebrity-friends) threatening to move to another country – any other country – if Trump wins.  I’m here to suggest a great one – one that I’ve found incredibly welcoming…filled with culture and diversity and great food. Belize! With the world’s tourism economyKeep reading »

Hurricane Eta Picks Up Steam To Our South

Overnight Hurricane Eta hit Nicaragua as a STRONG Cat 4 hurricane – after intensifying at record speeds.  It was a windy rainy night here (I’m talking 25mph gusts…nothing close to what is battering Nicaragua and Honduras. It’s actually cool here – we have a northern wind and we are waking up to temps in theKeep reading »

A Gorgeous Low Tide in Boca Del Rio, San Pedro

The Boca Del Rio stretch of beach is sandwiched between San Pedro town and the “river” or the cut in the land where the ocean flows thru to the San Pedro lagoon.  If you’ve been to Ambergris Caye, you’ve almost certainly driven over that bridge. This stretch of beach is my favorite.  I love thatKeep reading »

Fearless Frannie on a Walk South on A Gorgeous Late October Day

Yesterday – I took my walk-and-go-everywhere dog Frannie and we headed south to explore a bit.  Mocha, our newest dog and really just a puppy, would LOVE to go but she is wishy-willy CRAZY and darts and tugs and cries at each and every iguana sighting.  And there are lots of sightings when walking anywhereKeep reading »

Crystal Clear Waters – The “October Calms” on Ambergris Caye

For the past few days, the ocean has been flat as a pancake and crystal clear.  Or….as this reader and long-time Ambergris Caye resident called it “The October Calms”. I posted a short video yesterday – in which I could practically reach out and grab a school of mullet swimming just offshore and he wrote:Keep reading »

COVID-19 Belize Travel: What You Need to Know

Belize is finally open!  Well…much-more-open as of Monday October 19th and it seems like the right time to welcome those who are looking to travel…to welcome them to beautiful Belize! Belize has been working hard to make these decisions…the careful juggling act between very tough choices (you guys know them – economy almost entirely basedKeep reading »