Easter Weekend on Ambergris Caye and the Secret Beach Traffic Jam
Easter weekend has always been a popular time for travelers to visit and not only from abroad but in the country too. Many Belizeans countrywide come to Ambergris Caye for some fun in the sun. This year was no exception. Friday was a bit of a ghost town, many places closed and few carts on the road. As for the rest of the weekend, lots of people were out and about enjoying it.
According to from my friend Juanece, Messervy’s Sunday traffic report the road was backed up for 15 – 20 minutes by a Secret Beach Traffic Jam. Very rare but not surprising for Easter Weekend on Ambergris Caye.
I pulled a couple of still shots from her videos to show you just how long the line was. As for the reason, they were doing a checkpoint and ticketing people for expired vehicle registrations and too many people on carts. The most she counted on a 4 seater golf cart was 12 – ouch.
As for my holiday weekend, it was very low key, I was home working on two of three San Ignacio write-ups I have in the works. I did make sure to get out for a couple of walks through. I always enjoy walking around town and watching people.
I had a fun moment, as I was walking down Front St. (south) I saw some women happily dancing in the street and on their cart. As I passed them by I saw where the music was, DJ Debbie was set up tucked in-between Mambo Chill Boutique and the San Pedro Town Council.
After a walk about town, I hit the beach to see some kids having fun. This one-legged handstand shot turned out to be a favorite.
As always the (soon to be old) San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi dock was busy. I captured a big boatload of people coming in and a bunch of birds 😀
A few lucky kids were on the boat that had Easter baskets. I did not get a good look at what was inside them but got a reminder of my own childhood. One year my parents hid a big pink blow up a bunny holding a carrot for me to find. It was almost as tall as I was. We always got great chocolate and candies too, my mom was a Laura Secord fan for that – Canadian thing.
While the kids above may have been somewhat lucky, it was not lost to me that others not so much. Sadly for the two kids below, there were likely no easter eggs and it was business as usual. Sometimes hard to see kids turned into adults so young.
Of course, it would not be a tacogirl easter write up (as long as I have been to the beach) without at least one floaty toy picture. As soon as I saw the plane, I knew that was the one. Follow the link below, if you want to see a small part of my old blow toy collection from when I lived in San Pablo and my inflatable plane which I loved.