This is Belize: Each dancing on a different breeze

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Under less-windy conditions this pavilion is a day spa. Today, there wasn't a soul around. The silky hangings which creat a privacy wall and sun screen were twisting and turning. Each seemed to dance to a different wind. All together, captivating.
Under less-windy conditions this pavilion is a day spa. Today, there wasn’t a soul around. The silky hangings which create a privacy wall and sun screen were twisting and turning. Each seemed to dance to a different wind. All together, captivating.

 

Another walk up north, along the shore of Ambergris Caye today. Stiff breezes and high tide made some parts of the beach simply disappear.

The island feels deserted. I may have run into four or five people at most, not counting resort staffs which were raking up the turtle grass and tying down the canopies and hammocks.

This pavilion stood alone and empty, although a sign out front offers a boggling array of pleasures for the body and soul.

Each hanging cloth was dancing its own dance in the wind. Some seem to take on shapes, fleeting sculptures of intense detail, like the prostrate one on the upper right which seems to be offering up a jug of wine?

I tried to capture them all but I must go back again, when the breezes calm a bit and the dances become more balletic and less like whirling dervishes.

 

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7 thoughts on “This is Belize: Each dancing on a different breeze

    Kathy W said:
    April 30, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Beautiful blog that literally brought tears to my eyes, no kidding, Bob, as I have had to leave the Island to return to my home in the Wash DC area for awhile, and on so many levels, life here is jolting. The miserable weather, the angry, rude people, the horrible traffic, being stuck indoors … I cannot wait to return to the Island. Please let Rose know how much I will miss Pilates and will be counting days until I can return to paradise.

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      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      May 1, 2016 at 5:36 am

      Aw, Kathy, thank you. The island will be here for you when you are ready to return! And Pilates! Find a class in your neighborhood, meanwhile. Things will get better. Where are you in Washington? I used to live in the O & 21st neighborhood back in the 1970’s when it was pretty sketchy.

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    Mike Mc. said:
    April 30, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Just got back from a week at Tranquility Bay. Not too many people wandering the beach up there. Said hi to Chunky on our way out of SP. Hope to see you in Dec when we return to Coral Bay.

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      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      May 1, 2016 at 5:31 am

      Funny thing, Mike, just as I was reading this we were at Casa Picasso restaurant with Chunky and Ruth, celebrating his birthday! A small island indeed!

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    SPmQQse said:
    May 1, 2016 at 9:07 am

    hmmm….lol….at first i misread that….. it wasn’t….’prostate’…!!

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    […] north along the eastern coast of Ambergris Caye, I encountered a lovely bit of eco-pagentry.  Colorful silken curtains on a beach pavilion were tossing and twisting in the wind, forming beguiling shapes for split seconds at a time. An endless permutation of form,  shape […]

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    […] Yep, up the same path — there really is only one path to walk on northern Ambergris Caye that I’m aware of. You go up the coast; then you go down the coast. Sometimes the tide is high and you must get off the sodden path for a bit. Sometimes the tide is low and you just keep on walking over a fragile spit of sand, driftwood, plastic trash and seaweed. […]

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