I’ve said it before: Some of the most interesting parts of Ambergris Caye, Belize, are located outside the edges of the postcard images you find on the racks in souvenir stores.
Yesterday, Rose and I took a twilight walk up the shore.
Most evenings, twilight barely mutes the iridescent colors that surround us.
The sky is just a little less blue and maybe there are some streaks of papaya pink and mango orange added by the setting sun. The brilliant swaths of green and blue sea between land and reef soften by a few shades. Even the palm trees and mangrove trees tone their colors a bit as the island prepares for sleep.
Last night, the overcast skies cast a pall over all, turning everything around us to hues of clay. The gray blanket seemed to fall to earth and drape nature in its moody hues. The especially low tide bared inky black sea grass islands, surrounded by scalloped pools holding little darting fish.
If there is an Autumn in the Caribbean, it is twilight on an overcast night.