And it isn’t even noon yet, on a glorious day on Ambergris Caye, Belize

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A Poinsettia sunrise three days before Christmas in Ambergris Caye, off the coast of Belize. Good morning! May all your days start inside your heart like this!
A Poinsettia sunrise three days before Christmas on Ambergris Caye, off the coast of Belize.
Good morning!
May all your days start inside your heart like this!

Today's sunrise was the show that just kept on giving. This was just a few moments later and a few feet down the beach.
Today’s sunrise was the show that just kept on giving. This was just a few moments later and a few feet down the beach.

 

And a bout a half-hour later, from the balcony, once the sun was up in the sky and shining back on all God's creatures, the boat pulled into view.
And about a half-hour later, from the balcony, once the sun was up in the sky and shining back on all God’s creatures, the boat pulled into view, looking for bait fish.
And what is a December day in Belize without a little (or a lot of) rain? Afew rain clouds moved in and out so quickly the drops barely had time to hit the ground.
And what is a December day in Belize without a little (or a lot of) rain? A few rain clouds moved in and out so quickly the drops barely had time to hit the ground.
Moppit and I took our favorite walk this morning, up the coast through Tres Cocos. The properties on the water have really recovered from Hurricane Earl. There is hardly a sign the damage done.
Around mid-morning, Moppit and I took our favorite walk, up the coast through Tres Cocos. The properties on the water have really recovered from Hurricane Earl. There is hardly a sign the damage done, especially to the docks.
Another view of Tres Cocos.
Another view of Tres Cocos.
At one property acolorful set of carved chairs and table have been replaced by a set made from bent vines. Very Algonquin.
At one property a colorful set of carved chairs and table have been replaced by a set made from bent vines. Very Algonquin.
This "temporary" platform is under construction in Tres Cocos for a live New Years Eve concert, according to a local caretaker. He couldn't say anything more. "But now you know," he added with a grin. Now that is going to be something.
This “temporary” platform is under construction in Tres Cocos for a live New Years Eve concert, according to a local caretaker. He couldn’t say anything more. “But now you know,” he added with a grin. Now that is going to be something.

We were walking up the coast to Rose’s studio where Moppit and I picked up the Old Moncho 59, our golf cart, for a little Christmas shopping in town. Moppit loves riding in the golf cart. She will jump into almost any golf cart and look at me quizzically, as if wondering why I’m not joining her for a joy ride.

Life is pretty simple through the eyes of a dog.

While in town this morning, I picked up a package that my son Ryan sent to me on Oct. 19 from San Francisco — a bit over two months ago! It contained a pair of glasses and a very inexpensive Chromebook and had been sitting in a Miami shipping center for two months. Duty on that was $150 BZD. Ah, well. At least I can see again.

Speaking of which, if you live on Ambergris Caye and recently found a pair of glasses (bifocals) in a black container, they might be mine. Big improvement from the days when I used to misplace a whole golf cart…..

Shopping done, Moppit and I returned the golf cart to Rose around 11 a.m. and resumed our walk, this time down the coast, toward home.

Moppit and I spotted this big blue heron standing sentinel on a rock.. Moments after this photo, a pelican of similar size swooped by -- but you'll have to take my word for that!
Moppit and I spotted this big blue heron standing sentinel on a rock pile. Moments after this photo, a pelican of similar size swooped by — but you’ll have to take my word for that!
Needless to say that by noon all this excitement had worn Moppet out. She was happy to just stretch out on a lounge chair and try to nap while waiting for Rose to come home.
Needless to say that by noon all this excitement had worn Moppit out. She was happy to just stretch out on a lounge chair and try to nap while waiting for Rose to come home.

 

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6 thoughts on “And it isn’t even noon yet, on a glorious day on Ambergris Caye, Belize

    Bethe Dufresne said:
    December 24, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Bob, we are so happy that you have a dog! Merry Christmas, and hope 2017 is especially good to you and Rose. xoBethe and Marcel

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    Tam said:
    December 24, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Merry Christmas Bob and Rose! These pictures made me miss Ambergris! Beautiful! And so happy you have a partner in crime!

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    Miranda said:
    December 24, 2016 at 11:40 am

    You are so lucky to have Moppit! If you ever need a babysitter when I’m down there, I’m your woman!

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    emilys72016 said:
    December 25, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    What lovely photos of our favorite place on the island, Tres Cocos! And Moppit couldn’t be more adorable. Hope you, Rose, and Moppit are having a lovely holiday season!

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    Linda Czestochowski said:
    December 28, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Looks like Moppit has settled in nicely to her new home. Doggies are truly the most loyal and loving companions. Best wishes for a wonderful 2017 🙂

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