Archive for May, 2011

Cashew Tree - Fruit and Seed

Cashew Tales from Crooked Tree, Belize

Posted on 28. May, 2011 by .

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Have you ever set eyes upon a cashew tree?  Until our trip to Crooked Tree Lodge and Sanctuary last week, I had not.  What an interesting sight, with its inside out fruit! Mike and I often complain about the price for cashews, one of our favorite nuts.  Last week we learned about the cashew’s preparation [...]

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From Jabirus to Cashews – at Crooked Tree, Belize

Posted on 25. May, 2011 by .

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Last week it was time to make our yearly trip to Belize City for medical tests at Belize Medical Associates.  Whenever we fly to the mainland, if possible, we try to take a side trip to another area of Belize.  Fortunately, on this trip we were able to hook up with a friend who has [...]

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Serving Sushi on Brandi Mermaid

Brandi Mermaid and Sushi on Ambergris Caye

Posted on 21. May, 2011 by .

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If you’re lucky, when you next visit Ambergris Caye you may catch a glimpse of Brandi, the Isla Bonita’s local mermaid.  Such was our luck when we attended the latest Saga Society cook off in San Pedro. Saga Society is our local Humane Society.  Every month this outstanding non-profit organization holds a cook off to [...]

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Walking at Mata Chica's Beach

Walking the Beach on Ambergris Caye

Posted on 16. May, 2011 by .

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A major reason most expats’ fitness improves when they move to Ambergris Caye is that walking is a way of life here.  That’s partly because it’s a pleasure to walk here.  But, realistically, it’s also the least expensive, easiest way to get around town, as long as you live near San Pedro Town center.  (That [...]

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Chill Out at Ambergris Caye Lobster Fest 2011

Posted on 13. May, 2011 by .

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People often ask me when is a good time to visit Ambergris Caye.  One of my favorite events is the Lobster Fest, which takes place in late June.  Lobster season opens on June 15.  Festivities start soon after.  This year the Lobster Fest Week will be June 19th -25th.   A week of lobster related celebrations culminates [...]

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Retirees Enjoy Ambergris Caye's Caribbean Sea View

Catamaran Snorkeling at Ambergris Caye

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by .

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Our favorite pastime on Ambergris Caye is a combined catamaran and snorkeling day trip.  I explained why in the last post.    Now it’s time to tell you about the two different catamaran snorkeling trips we took during April of 2011.  First, let me point out that the water temperature of the Caribbean Sea, here [...]

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Lounging on Catamaran Trampoline

Ambergris Caye Catamaran Day Trip

Posted on 05. May, 2011 by .

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  Sailing and Snorkeling on Ambergris Caye If there’s a more stunning way to experience Ambergris Caye’s beauty than from the trampoline of a catamaran under sail, I’ve yet to discover it… This little island’s most alluring feature is the inviting Caribbean Sea and reef that adorn its shores.  I relish every opportunity to board [...]

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Tropic Air Ambergris Caye Terminal April 2011

Tourists Flock to Ambergris Caye

Posted on 02. May, 2011 by .

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   2011 has been a golden year for Ambergris Caye.  Tropic Airlines reported that, once again, they broke their own records for the number of flights arriving at the San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, terminal in April.  Golf cart rentals were also totally sold out the week before Easter.  The trend is indeed encouraging…  In both [...]

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