As We were on our way home from Caye Caulker Water Taxi we could see people lining the streets of San Pedro to watch the annual Love FM Christmas Parade. I really wanted to stay and watch it but I was ready for quiet time after traveling back from Roaring Creek and the only thing on tacoboy’s to do list for his day off was pick me up at the dock and dinner on the way home. We ended up grabbing to go taco’s Al Pastor from La Hora on back street and promptly headed south to watch the amazing race.
As we were driving down Middle Street I spotted our photographer friend Karen camped on Rum Cigar store porch, so I emailed her today to ask if she would share her parade story with you. Thanks for Sharing Karen, I love your story and pictures 🙂
A photographer’s Story of the Annual Love FM Christmas Parade Through San Pedro Town by Karen Brodie.
Yesterday was a lazy day for much of the day for me and my guest. After having a BBQ lunch and listening to a little live music, we spent the remainder of the afternoon lazing about and napping. The skies opened up and drenched San Pedro yet again and I was worried that Mother Nature would not provide a nice evening for the much anticipated Christmas Parade. Luckily she came to her senses and provided a nice night for a parade.
Less than an hour before the parade members were to meet at Boca Del Rio, I had a surprise visitor, her family requesting that I photograph their beautiful daughter, Genevieve, one of the young dancers in costume from the Isla Bonita Elementary School.
Shortly after 6:00pm, we headed to my favorite coffee and cigar shop to grab a cup of java with a shot of rum cream and secure a great spot to watch the parade. I haven’t quite figured out timing for events here in San Pedro and spend a lot of time waiting for things to start.
Soon sirens and horns filled the air and the parade was underway. Voices belted out favorite Christmas Carols and a good time was had by all. This was my first Caribbean Christmas Parade and one big difference was that Santa and four additional Santa clones were in attendance. If you weren’t there, you missed a fun time.
All pictures and captions courtesy of Karen Brodie. To see more of her fantastic photographs you can like Karen Brodie Photography facebook page or go to Karen Brodie Photography website.