A new life in Belize

Out of the vortex

Things have been pretty barmy around here . There was a brief wet spell in May which everyone thought was the start of the wet season.We waited to fill our tanks in June ,August  and have only just managed to get full tanks this week. Record rains last year have been followed by a long dry season having devastating results on the local crops. The wet season is upon us once more and has brought it’s first bloom of mosquitoes ,sounds bad , but there hasn’t been any between Jan and until this week .I took advantage and split some banana plants so we will see if they grow or not ..photo to follow may be 🙂

A couple of weeks ago a storm came from the south and on it’s leading edge was a water spout .It passed right in front of us as it made it’s way across the bay . H grabbed the camera and took this lovely shot , I was more concerned about the direction of this menacing vortex . It was about a thousand feet high and a hundred feet across at the bottom. Our first ever sighting of one of natures spinning wonders.

H grabbed the camera ..i looked up at the roof ..it all turned out just fine

H grabbed the camera ..i looked up at the roof ..it all turned out just fine

A neighbour had been having some land fill delivered and after the trucks had gone a hole had appeared in the road near our house . Someone stuck a log in the hole to warn people of the hazard . I went to fill it in and discovered it was a lot larger than I first thought it was ( not a common theme through my life  🙂 ) . So i met up with the neighbour to find out what we were going to do.It turned out to be a cave under the road   over 25 feet wide and about 6 feet deep .He started putting rocks in when he passed so i borrowed eco lady’s yardman and we got 3 pick up loads of rock and packed it ,by crawling inside. A good morning s hard graft and the job was complete. The neighbour turned up a couple of weeks later and thanked me by giving me this Mayan spear head probably a couple of thousand years old .

It's very sharp and was found locally..i was gonna mount it on a wooden shaft .. but then the temptation to use it would have been to great :)

It’s very sharp and was found locally..i was gonna mount it on a wooden shaft .. but then the temptation to use it would have been to great  🙂

In August we took a jaunt over to Caye Caulker for our wedding anniversary .Maya Air had a deal on flights 40% off so we went over in style 18 minutes later we were in San Pedro then a quick hop over on the water taxi . The flights worked out at £120 return for two people ,better than riding the water taxi for 3 hours. We arrived early and headed straight for a late breakfast but everywhere was full or shut as we were out of season. So we decided on pizza and beer …kind of  🙂        Popeyes Beach Resort welcomed us back …  It gets better every time we go ..they are now selling condo’s check them out!!!!

Pizza beer and the lovely H at the Lazy Lizard ..what could be better !!!

“Pizza” beer and the lovely H at the Lazy Lizard ..what could be better !!!

People always ask us what we do with our time … the usual reply is …. Just relaxing  and enjoying each others company . Well there is always something to do down here ,if you put your mind to it. A lot of people move here and find it boring or can’t find anything to do . Think of the saying the devil makes work for idle hands (  minds)   🙂  .   I grew up listening to techno and dance music always favouring  rhythm over lyrics . But recently having a little extra time on my hands I started actually listening to lyrics of songs. I was amazed to find out that there wasn’t a rat in UB40’s kitchen at all . We have recently cleared some ” rats” out of our “kitchen”    and boy it really does feel good.  If you have a minute google the lyrics to the song , they are pretty good. H took this photo on a kayaking trip . It sat in my pictures on the computer for some time but now it seems it’s found it place on the blog ..RATS  watch out !!!!!

To all the rats out there ... your days are numbered  :)

To all the rats out there … your days are numbered  🙂

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