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Light Up Your Neighborhood: Order a Streetlight!

I live 7 miles north on Ambergris Caye.  This beautiful area was considered “out in da bush” just a few years ago and is starting to develop a bit more.  The paving of the road north – from the bridge to about Mile 3.5 – in 2014/2015 makes travel so much easier.  See below forKeep reading »

Weekend In San Pedro And Then Moving On Up…

It’s been a HOT week in Belize (I can probably repeat this sentence, sometimes adding “wet”, for the next 3 months).  With my friend Jamie visiting, I’ve been getting a bit more out and about.  Trivia at the Truck Stop Thursday.   Lunch and chocolate on Friday.  Yoga on Sunday.  And then checking in to aKeep reading »

A Saturday Afternoon at Secret Beach

I’m trying to remember my first trip to Secret Beach on the West Side of Ambergris Caye.  I don’t know if it’s a lack of distinct seasons or just my advancing age but my memory?  It ain’t good. I moved to San Pedro, full time, in May of 2007 living just south of town.   ToKeep reading »

Gorgeous Sparkly Sargasso-Free Monday on Both Sides of Ambergris Caye

It has been no secret – especially to those that live in Belize and much of the Caribbean – that there has been a serious sargasso bloom this season.  Starting in mid-February, it’s been coming and going but mostly…coming. Until now… Yesterday I took a boat ride from San Pedro town to Cayo Frances FarmKeep reading »

Thursday Photos Around San Pedro

MAN!  has it been windy.  Hot hazy and windy on Ambergris Caye as a festival weekend approaches. Gray skies cleared yesterday afternoon and things are looking absolutely gorgeous today.    I headed to town for a meeting and took lots of photos.  Here are a bunch of them. Events over the next few days: San PedroKeep reading »

San Pedro Scenes: A Day of Errands

I’ll cut to the chase.  I spend a couple hours a day running errands around San Pedro.  Mostly for Cayo Frances Farm & Fly but everyday life requires many stops a day. Yesterday I checked on our busted golf cart (don’t even ask), we bought fish, meat, vegetables and ate lunch. Here are some picturesKeep reading »

Morning Snapshots at Ak’Bol Yoga Resort & Weekend Thoughts

It’s been a very very busy week – so it’s nice to have a three-day weekend here in Belize.  Monday, May 21st is Commonwealth Day.  A day of observance – for the over ONE BILLION people who were part of the British empire.  (Amazing, huh?) I celebrated and will continue to observe it by mooningKeep reading »

San Pedro Turns Out for Cayo Rosario Meeting: NO is Unanimous

Yesterday I arrived early at the empty Lions Den in downtown San Pedro for the Public Meeting About the APPROVED Development at Cayo Rosario on the west side of Ambergris Caye. I watched new residents, long term business owners, kids, parents, fishing guides, resort operators, tour operation owners, real estate agents, repeat visitors, San Pedranos…hundredsKeep reading »

Labour Day Photos In San Pedro Belize

Fruit Stand

Yesterday was a national holiday in Belize – Labour Day.  And while Labor Day in the US is a bit sad, marking the end of summer, back to school and the end of wearing white pumps (old-fashioned “rule”:  NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY – and the history of that rule), in Belize it is aKeep reading »

Saturday Morning Beach Walk In San Pedro Town

Paradise Villas San Pedro

My life has changed in so many ways since I permanently moved to Ambergris Caye 10 years and 360 days ago. But one change that I sometimes regret is getting a golf cart.  I mean, it’s not exactly my golf cart, it’s my boyfriend’s.  And we really do need it.  We live 7 miles northKeep reading »

Testing Out of the Newly Graded Roads North and West

Blue Bayou Bar Belize

Just a few weeks ago, right before Easter, I was shocked to see the road grading machine north of the bridge. Beyond the paved road (which ends at 3.5 miles north), we have a hard-core, unpaved road that was finalized about 4 years ago.  Using rock and white marl (from the quarry on the islandKeep reading »