A new life in Belize

Das Boot

Our friend Rodi from Alaska had some interest in  a boat that  had been  moored for 6 months outside the sea breeze Hotel on Corozal bay intial asking price was in the region of £1500  and after some devious dealing Rodi got the boat with mast, sail and rudder for the amazing price of £400 , she needs a little work (  the boat not Rodi ) but was a steal to say the least . As Rodi can’t sail our friend Canjoe offered to tow the boat to 4 mile lagoon to “The peace” it was a lovely sunny day and very calm so Captain  Rodi ,Buffalo Bill and I were crew for the 3 1/2 hour journey whilst canjoe had his own crew making sure the tow line didn’t become fouled in one of his propellers. Buffalo bill and I were constantly being hollered obscenities by Captain Rodi , reminiscent of the Bligh on the Bounty… we were on bilge duty pumping out water by hand  we cruised past our house around the Consejo Horn ,skimmed the border of  Mexico up into the Rio Hondo River and into 4 mile lagoon , after a  crocodile check ( a quick left and right glance)  Rodi , Buffalo and I jumped in the water and pushed the boat by hand into a mooring right next to “The peace” H arrived by road in the “Support truck” carrying essential supplies of rum and beer.

Rodi's boat moor outside her house with scallywag crew

Rodi’s boat moor outside her house with scallywag crew

I was working out in the yard and a guy road past on a bicycle ,we live in the middle of nowhere so he was obviously selling something .. he shouts good morning i have carvings ,i shout back not today as i have no money , Zeus greets the guy at the gate hackles up and teeth out … guy shouts back it’s not boats or dolphins, which a much the same and across Belize , i go to just get rid of him and he produces this magnificent hardwood carving of  Jaguars head …I want it immediately but shout H out to look at it ..  the guy says £30   i say ok and the deal is done  , a great deal if Rodi hadn’t bought a boat for £400  🙂

Hardwood carving of a jaguar head ... carved from Zericote

Hardwood carving of a jaguar head … carved from Zericote

I was at yet another BBQ  and man mountain had his phone out showing people photo’s of an aura around the sun it happens between 9am and 10am and i’d never seen it ..H and I were sunbathing on the Cove in the morning i looked up and saw it, it looks like a rainbow around the sun and came out pretty good on the camera H has claimed the glory for her photographic skills the 2nd decent photo in the 22 years i’ve known her  🙂

A rainbow around the sun , whilst it was pissing down in the UK

A rainbow around the sun , whilst it was pissing down in the UK

There was a” Super moon ” full moon on the 24th May so we decided to throw a late afternoon BBQ  and then have a beach bonfire on H Cove as it rose just after dark a whole gaggle of misfits turned up and the afternoon was a blur of food and drinking culminating in full moon swim down at H Cove … one of the persons pictured went butt naked  the photo was taken by Jman who is a little camera shy  🙂

Super moon down on H Cove  .. can you spot the skinny dipper?

Super moon down on H Cove .. can you spot the skinny dipper?

I have been looking for a 9Volt battery in Belize for about 2 months no joy ..i was told to go to Mexico ..really  ..  Mexico for a battery ..well we went yesterday and bought one and also had my first Burger king for 2 years as there are no fast food chains in the whole of  Belize.. we both had the Mega Angus burger meal   … i really hadn’t missed junk food ..not to say  i don’t secretly crave midget gems by the pound  🙂  ..Hurricane season has  officially started  and with it the rainy season right on cue  we had 6 inches of rain a couple of days ago and our tanks are over flowing a nice feeling  🙂 ….     I came out the house and was confronted by this fallen down Banana tree right across the drive .. an excuse certainly no one could have ever used in the UK for NOT going to work

A vaild reason not to go to work in Belize ..do not  try this in the UK

A valid reason not to go to work in Belize ..do not try this in the UK

 

 

 

 

 

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