Up early Sunday morning to watch the start of the Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge, a 170-mile, 4-day canoe race from San Ignacio to Belize City.
Couldn’t find it on TV.
That’s because we are very early. It starts March 7.
Only thing left to do: Yoga!
Actually this worked out well. Rose and I have been meaning to drop into Zen Arcade, the new wellness center, owned by friends Noele and Tara, for some yoga. As luck would have it, Tara was teaching a free first-Sunday-of-the-month Hatha yoga class.
For me, it has been a while, but Tara is a dynamic, supportive teacher. I did OK, but I’m pretty sure my forehead will never reach the floor from a sitting position again in my lifetime. The rooftop studio was blissful with soothing ocean breezes and glimpses of the blue visible through the foliage.
I’ve mentioned Zen Arcade before. It is a pretty bold concept. They plan to offer everything from yoga, dance aerobics, Pilates, massage, Botox, meditation, counseling — whatever the human imagination can conjure under the wellness umbrella. Next week the long awaited cafe will be opening on the second floor with outdoor tables.
Piece by piece, their dream is coming together.
We pedaled down Coconut Drive to The Baker after the class with visions of cinnamon buns and coffee dancing in my head.
Who closes on Sundays any more?
Apparently Ken and Emily do.
OK, just a short pedal back up the road to Melt Cafe where we “settled” for Mark and Michelle’s mouthwatering Huevos Rancheros, which just happened to be the special for the day. Nice when you can have a terrific breakfast for two for under$20 US!
And that’s with singer/guitarist Tull Rae (often heard at Fido’s up the coast) performing in the background.
And the day is still young ….