Running along the shore of Ambergris Caye this morning required some dexterity. Waves weren’t only lapping upon the beach. In some spots they’d swallowed the beach and coast trail entirely.
After trying to run between waves, skip over the top of them and a little backtracking I gave up and took a sharp right to the road.
The weather locally is called the March Blow although it is now blowing into April. It is just a strong but steady wind from the northeast that passes through like a slow moving freight train, blowing all the bugs into Belize City and the dust and sand off the roofs.
A woman in yoga this morning said she hasn’t been able to windsurf the past three days because of small craft warnings. Sandy, probably in her 70’s, thinks it would be “irresponsible” to windsurf in such weather, citing the importance of setting a good example for less-experienced windsurfers.
Yes, she is every bit as cool as she sounds.
“The fisherman in the village call a week long period of rough windy weather when they can’t get their boats out ‘The March Blow’. It seems to be an annual event . A part of the weather cycle when the seasons shift in March. They say its a good time to go drink or make babies.
“I’ve been here 20 years and see it happen every march ….”
And now for something completely unrelated: