A new life in Belize

Ernesto & Depression7

We have just had some Hurricane Activity the first Ernesto was headed right for us and veered north at the last minute thankfully missing us by about 40 miles , i installed the hurricane shutters in 2 hours  start to finish , it went like a dream but in all the fuss we forgot about our wedding anniversary so celebrated with a bottle of rum and a meal at BLUES in town a couple of days later . Hurricane Florence then threatened the same path but dissipated in the Caribbean sea much to our relief  and  tropical depression 7 wafted over us ……..it’ll be nothing i remarked ….a foot of rain fell overnight and all the roads are flooded with 3 – 4 feet of water we should be able to get to town in another 4 days or so but we are well prepared with food and EXTRA RUM  🙂

Candlelit spam sandwiches

We have been enjoying the good life and this and last month has been especially good for me as i got to watch the whole of the Tour de France the last time this happened was in 1989 and have had to put up with the hour highlights show after work ( Work ..what is that again remind me ) and to top it off an English winner 🙂 ..then there was the Olympics coverage which was through Canadian satellite ..we were not supposed to leave the UK until after the Olympics but H was that bothered and said we probably wouldn’t get tickets ….how right was she what a fiasco !!!!!  …  as Ernesto approached Bertlam asked if we would take down his satellite dishes ..its easy he said undo a few nuts ..job done ..the nuts were all seized and it took me longer to take down his dishes then to do the whole of my house but hey ..what are friends for  🙂

I call this photo “The Dish” ..H says more like…… the dogs dinner 🙂

I went kayaking and fishing down the river with Eco lady’s husband we caught a fish for bait and proceeded  to fish but only caught blue crabs ..her husband said it was the first time he’d caught crabs …I’m  not to sure  🙂 …Funny thing is when i got back H said the Pups had caught and eaten a blue crab. Now as we were laughing about them jumping around trying to catch the crab .. i saw a huge one walking across the garden it was easy 2 feet across with it’s claws open and then i had a thought ..Phoenix had been limping  and we took her to the vet but could find anything wrong ..i wonder if she had been nipped ?

May be the Nemesis of Phoenix ?

Although it rained heavy we didn’t get any flooding on our acre it stopped conveniently on Bertlams border  and was named the Coconut grove lake that separates our houses ..Bertlam has a new yardman who rode through the 4 feet of water on his push bike ..luckily for him i cut the grass  where the lake forms just before the hurricane came ..although the rain did provide a great photo opportunity below

Rock Lodge Lake / Coconut Grove Lake





4 responses

  1. Lou

    Hey guys, so pleased to read your new blog, as always it puts a smile on my face! Been off the radar a little as the rat race is a bit more hectic than ever, you’re living in a completely different world, and good for you, your stories are as always inspirational…..

    Keep safe!

    August 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    • Lou, The world outside does not exist , we have forgot the grey dismal days … may be you should be thinking of a visit to recharge your batteries 🙂

      September 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm

  2. UK2WA

    G’day folks, hows it hangin…
    Im glad you rode out the last big blow, I hope the great man Isaac treats you gently aswell.
    We have had a fairly easy winter, infact I think the reservoirs are still at dangerously low levels.
    Keep smiling and let the pictures flow, or was that keep taking pictures and let the beer flow.

    All the best from WA 🙂

    August 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

    • Isaac breezed past and we sigh a relief as the HURRICANES come and go , enjoying the wall to wall sunshine in-between Oz looks good at the moment ..beware the Great White’s 🙂

      September 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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