If Belize were a fantasy video game . . . .

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… once you arrived at this Magic Portal you would have to cross the short but treacherous waters to reach the entryway. They are infested with strange and vile creatures which grab your ankles and pull you under, unless you have the Magic Cube from Level 3 which will freeze the water for 60-seconds  ….

magic door

…but even so, did you pick up the Magic Key in Level 2? The one guarded by the troll-like creature with massive arms and a host of weapons? Or did you simply skulk around him? Sorry. You must fight your way back for the key…

Gosh, I love this little dock in the Boca del Rio section of San Pedro Town. The design, the framing, the waters beyond — they beckon you to explore further. They just draw you into the little scene and inflame the imagination.

What could it really be? The portal to another world, another dimension, a warp in the time-space continuum?

I dunno.

Maybe the only thing on the other side of this door is a sixth-dimension Starbucks. That would be a let-down. After I had a Grande double-latte mocha, backed up by an iced chai tea latte …

Still, I love this little space.

That’s all.

Getting treated for sunstroke-induced delirium , even as we speak …. as you might have guessed.


Just a nice day in San Pedro Belize. his is how we travel from town to home.
Just another nice day in San Pedro Town, Belize. This is how we travel, our route from town to home.


While sitting at breakfast with Rose last week at Estel's. Just  a meditative scene along the waterfront in San Pedro Town.
While sitting at breakfast with Rose last week at Estel’s. Just a sun-dappled meditative scene along the waterfront in San Pedro Town, Belize. The blue color variants in the water are not a trick of the eye or sun. This is what our sea looks like. The whiteish streak on the horizon is the barrier reef.


3 thoughts on “If Belize were a fantasy video game . . . .

    Tracey said:
    March 27, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I just made that last picture my screensaver. Unbelievable pictures. Sat at Estel’s viewing that several times myself. ahhhh.,


    Susan Moore said:
    March 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Your pictures are great. I just had a friend…who might have been my companion moving to Belize say she would get bored as there is nothing to do. Are you guys bored yet?


      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      March 28, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Good heavens, Susan! We’ve only been here a month!
      It is actually a good question and one I want to tackle in a post at some point.
      The short answer is: no. We expect to be in the Constant State of Discovery and Wonder for many months if not the next several years. Beyond that, I do expect there will be times of boredom — but then, that is also one of the experiences for which we came here. Both Rose and I were in need of time during which we have absolutely nothing we must do and no place we must go to. (Especially Rose who was working from 6 am to 8 pm many days.)
      Frankly that is pretty much all of our time here. The question is, how do we fill this newly available time? What a glorious feeling to be able to shape time to your own ambitions!
      Boredom, in the negative sense, is a self-inflicted wound. Its antidote is curiosity.
      The curious will never be bored for long.
      And here I risk becoming boring, as I wax on about boredom. So, I shall stop!


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