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What’s Going on With SanPedroScoop? LobsterFest Starts Today!

Or locally – Wadda gwan Scoop? Mostly THIS!  A book!  But let me back up a bit first. Today is the first season of Lobster Festival.  Over a week of festivities celebrating Belize’s favorite crustacean.  (Least favorite?  Mine are sea lice.  Though barnacles really REALLY creep me out.) For those of you who are notKeep reading »

My 2019 Summer Aspiration List: Plans for the Slow Season

The long holiday weekend is over and summer has unofficially begun!  In the northern climates, the change (pre- vs. post-Memorial Day weekend) seems huge…as days get markedly longer, the weather is warm (rather than snowy) and flip-flops, shorts and tank tops come out of winter hibernation. The difference in Belize is much more subtle.  OurKeep reading »

Blue Skies Shining on Ambergris Caye…Again!

May started out with two…almost three weeks of the craziest weather.  HOT and dry.  But that’s not so crazy, according to our meteorological website, May is the hottest month of the year and one of the driest. But HAZY grey skies.  Almost as if fires were burning in the distance.  Because…they were. This incredibly dryKeep reading »

I Won’t Dwell On It…

Happy Sunday morning all.  It’s been over a week since I last posted.  And while I have slowed down a bit here in the last few months to work on a bigger project, this has been too long of a stretch.  And I can sugar coat the reasons why but… It’s been the weather.  Hazy. Keep reading »

Mango Season is HERE!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… MANGO SEASON!  And while the weather seems to be hazy and windy. And the sargassum influx is…HEAVY.   The mangos are for sale in town and absolutely delicious. Mango one of three yesterday. Our neighboring resort brought in the big guns to deal with the overload of seaweedKeep reading »

Running Around on a HOT Afternoon

Mr Dimas Guerrero Belize

I know I do this each and every month but I’ll say it again.  CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S MAY ALREADY?  Where does time go…how can we be easing into slow season again.  And starting Hurricane Season so soon? And HOW did my name make it on the 2019 Hurricane list?  Spelled incorrectly but good grief. Keep reading »

Last Week of April, My Ambergris Caye Report

For island life – it seems like I’ve been doing a whole lot of running around this week.  Running errands and provisioning for off-the-grid Cayo Frances Farm & Fly does take up a bunch of time.   Taking the 1.5 hour water taxi trip back and forth to Belize City for a day of more errandsKeep reading »

My Easter Week in San Pedro, Belize

Easter – which is definitely a long weekend in the US – is a proper week in much of the world and most certainly Latin America.  Semana Santa or Holy Week.  Palm Sunday right thru to Holy Saturday.  And here in Belize, though not a religious day, it continues right through to national holiday –Keep reading »

My Week in San Pedro, Belize

Last week was…crazy hot. Though the temperature in San Pedro doesn’t move very much – hovering around the mid-80s, the sun was INTENSE and the humidity powerful.  It felt way hotter than that. But heat stops no man.  Or blogger.  And it’s VERY busy at Cayo Frances Farm & Fly. Here are tons of snapshotsKeep reading »

GOB Announces Important MOU to Assert Sovereignty of Belize

This past week I was invited to the Toucan B Room of the Best Western Plus/ Biltmore Plaza in Belize City along with other press to witness a historic event:  the Government of Belize signed  a milestone Memorandum of Understanding (or M.O.U) preserving Memorandums of Understanding. This was a watershed moment for Belize exercising herKeep reading »

Gorgeous March Weather – Boca Del Rio, San Pedro

Ok…so I’m kinda stuck on repeat right now but I seriously can. not. get. over. it.  This late March weather is glorious.  Glorious for fly fishing, for diving, for swimming, for being in Belize.  Sunny, warm and mild breezes – not the March Blow we usually get. Earlier this week, I set out to visitKeep reading »

Looking for the Yellow Headed Parrots on Cayo Frances Lagoon

Even if you don’t think you give a hoot about birds or plants, spring is a pretty cool time of year on Ambergris Caye. Along with the influx of birds from the north – and the trees and plants blossoming, we are enjoying such a ridiculously gorgeous late winter weather.  Low humidity – it plummetedKeep reading »

Spring’s Here! My March Week on Ambergris Caye

There has been nothing out of the ordinary about my week on Ambergris Caye. (Way to start a gripping blog post, Rebecca!  Pulitzer Prize material.) Good weather…running errands…spending some time at home and some time at the camp.  Pondering getting a rabbit as a pet. Here are a bunch of snapshots I took all overKeep reading »

Marco Gonzalez Maya Site on the Southern End of Ambergris Caye

Marco Gonzalez Reserve is the only official Maya site on Ambergris Caye.   The location is relatively remote – 5 miles south of San Pedro town and set back deep into the mangroved lagoon.   It was “discovered” just 35 years ago – in 1984 – when a young local man, Marco Gonzalez, led two visiting archaeologistsKeep reading »

Carnaval in San Pedro and Court in Belize City

Oy yesterday was a long, long long long day.  An early morning golf cart ride to town, 1.5 hour water taxi to Belize City for a 10:30am court date.  It is the very first stage in the Cayo Rosario matter.  And I’ll leave it at that. Well…I’ll share one of the posts I wrote aboutKeep reading »

A Gorgeous Week on Ambergris Caye and A Severed Toe

HOLY CRAP!  Can you believe that it is March?  Actually…can you believe that it is 2019?!?! It’s been a HOT breezy gorgeous week on our island – and I took lots of snap shots all over the place. Starting on Tuesday morning – the day when vendors comes from the mainland to sell fruits andKeep reading »

Fresh Noodle Shop, Ramen 501, Opens In San Pedro

It seems as though a new bar or restaurant opens on Ambergris Caye every week. But I was particularly excited when I saw a post on Facebook announcing that Chef Toshiya – who has a Japanese restaurant at Mahogany Bay Village – was coming to the Poco Loco Food Court on Front Street in SanKeep reading »