It’s the Kind of Place Where You Lose Your Shoes
Don’t be surprised to find picking up your shoes on your Ambergris Caye Belize to do list. So far in my travels, I have never encountered a place where it is so common to “lose” your shoes.
This occurred to me the other day as I was explaining to my personal trainer that I was not hiding a guy somewhere in my apartment and that a visiting friend had walked out the door without his shoes. I was pretty sure she would notice the foreign footwear and I was right, she did. Sarah also made a comment that she often leaves her shoes at the beach when working out with the Wayo’s gang in Boca Del Rio and has to call Wayo’s wife Dee to collect them for her.
This does not only apply to locals and expats. I have known many a traveler that got so comfortable, it was only natural they forgot they wore shoes to the bar.
Happy Summer Solstice. The first official day of summer came at 04:07 (Belize time) today June 21st. Although June is officially the beginning of rainy season, we have seen very little. The wind has remained a constant factor which always helps make the mid 80 degrees (high 20’s ° C) temperatures tolerable. It also downed a tree in San Pablo as you can see from the pics below that Sarah messaged me.
Let’s just hope the rain holds off for the Lobsterfest block party. June 23, 2018, will mark the 12th annual event. Restaurants showcase their “lobstermania” by making some excellent special dishes. Of course, they will be judged (lucky people who get to do so). Other organizations will have booths set up as well. There will be plenty of places to get food (and drink) throughout the evening. See the San Pedro Lobster Festival official Facebook page for all the details.
Across the island, people have been enjoying the season-opening as you can see by the pics below – a traveler posing with lobster and Secret Beach Lobster Crawl event submitted by Denise Hansen.
Another thing travelers want to know about that has been affecting us quite a bit this year is the Sargasso. I was on the beach by Estel’s yesterday for a few current pictures, and it actually looks like it may be subsiding. We can only hope it doesn’t take over the central park beach on Saturday, as so many children love to swim during the block party.