Not the postcard version of Ambergris Caye

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Facing east on a low tide at dusk on the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Just a really different mood from the iridescent waters and brilliant blue skies of daytime Belize. What do you think? What kind of mood do these images put you in?
Facing east on a low tide at dusk on the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Just a really different mood from the iridescent waters and brilliant blue skies of daytime Belize. What do you think? What kind of mood do these images put you in?

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.

Just a really different mood from the iridescent waters and brilliant blue skies of daytime Belize. What do you think? What kind of mood do these images put you in?
Just a really different mood from the iridescent waters and brilliant blue skies of daytime Belize. What do you think? What kind of mood do these images put you in?

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Not the postcard version of Ambergris Caye

    Karen Kelly said:
    May 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Sleepy……zzzzzzzz

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    The Miss Adventure Journals said:
    May 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    A great time of day. Very atmospheric photos

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      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      May 21, 2014 at 8:35 am

      My favorite time, for sure. Sunrise is a close second but that requires rising. Not there yet.

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