Carnival Sets Up for Dia De San Pedro

My very first blog post over 8 years ago featured photos of this very Carnival.  Very very bad photos. It is the yearly festival on Ambergris Caye – that often coincides with the San Pedro Lobster Festival – that honors our town saint.  San Pedro.  Or St Peter. The patron saint of fisherman. Here areKeep reading »

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 »

A Walk Around the Historic Fort George Area of Belize City

As soon as you get off the water taxi in Belize City – or even the cruise ships that anchor here, you on a peninsula that juts out into the Belize City – an area called Fort George.  This historic neighborhood is home to old wooden colonial houses – some in decent shape, some seriouslyKeep reading »

Belizean Melody Opens A Studio and Shop North: You Can Make Art!

Belizean Melody‘s empire expands!  Earlier this week, San Pedrana, artist, wedding planner and fabulous entrepreneur opened a small shop on the north side of Ambergris Caye.  Let’s call it Belizean Melody Norte. A pastel building across from Belizean Shores Resort and Coco-Beach where you can buy some beautiful Belizean made gifts but, best of all…makeKeep 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 »

Running Errands in Belize City – Necessary? Easy? Safe?

Last week, I headed from San Pedro to Belize City for a few hours of errands.  To head to some bigger stores, some stores with more selection and some spots with lower prices than we have in San Pedro. To buy things I need and then to look at things I don’t need…exactly.  Sometimes it’sKeep 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 »

Belize Has Brown Eggs: Dying Them For Easter

A while ago, I wrote a post named:  15 Things No One Told You About Living in Belize and it focused on the bigger things.  Stuff like relinquishing your inner control freak or the fact that while English is the official language, pretty much no one speaks it with their local friends and families. But IKeep 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 »

New Belikin Store Opens In San Pedro

We’ve been watching it come together for the last few months.  The store front just across from the Tropic Air terminal, in downtown San Pedro, transform into The Belikin Store.  Hopefully selling all the Belikin merchandise that until now, wasn’t available to the public.  Like the Belikin bandanas…and the Belikin signs. Belize lovers and manKeep reading »

Bacalar Chico & A Trip All the Way Around Magical Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is a shockingly huge, diverse island.  It’s over 25 miles long, the largest island in Belize…it’s 5 miles wide in some parts.   On the south end is San Pedro town and most of the population.  And in the north?  Jungle, forest, lagoon, manatees…big cats, deer, parrots and a surprisingly large number of MayaKeep 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 »