Room with a view
I got out sailing on the bay last week with Dreghar, a guy who lives about 1/2 mile away. He has a Hobie Cat sailboat and we went over to see Jill and Benny across the bay. I trolled a line on the way over with my crocodile lure but no takers ..supped a few cold beers and came straight back to Bertlams – 3 miles in about 15 mins – not bad going punching through the waves, we sailed right into H cove and ended up right on top of the beach. The last time I was on a Hobie Cat we flipped it in the Dry Tortugas and had to swim to shore, to say i was anxious is an under statement but everything turned out great!! Dreghar is an accomplished sailor and we were never in any danger or so he says 🙂
We spend a lot of time lounging in Bertlams palapa (a thatched living room outside) and just love looking at the scenery and all the wildlife around us. We spotted a large Iguana that lives near Bertlams new shed, we will try and snap a photo of him. The local guys say they are good eating! i think rice and beans will suffice – for the meantime H makes a mean burger and we cook them on Bertlams BBQ whilst ….you guessed it supping rum Punch. We found this Praying Mantis that tried to eat H ………she was pretty lucky to survive!
The house construction is moving along nicely thanks to the great crew we have, in total we have lost 1 day due to rain since we started 5 weeks ago and will post more photo’s soon, when it has a roof and windows. We had a royal visitor to Belize yesterday – Prince Harry – the whole country was invited by text message to a party in Belmopan, when i say the whole country that equates to about 537 people 🙂 ..bet he wasn’t eating rice and beans ..it would interfere with “ones” constitution 🙂
We wanted to cause a stink so decided to post this photo of the view from our toilet window..a friend on facebook summed it up aptly …. SH*T!!!!!!!!