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In Belize: Close encounters of the aquamarine kind

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Mexico Rocks boasts the most precocious turtle in the world.
Mexico Rocks boasts the most precocious turtle in the world.

Do not adjust your set. The ridiculously fluorescent blue water you see in these pictures is correct. The water on the reef just off Ambergris Caye is that blue below the surface.

Up above is a different story. There, as you look out from shore to reef, the color can change numerous times, shimmering between emerald and azure.

The other day I joined friends for a trip around the island, with a little snorkeling at Mexico Rocks thrown in at the end.  Read the rest of this entry »

Wednesday was a day of firsts for us on Ambergris Caye

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The Coco Loco's gang eagerly waits on the dock at The Cloisters (our home) for the arrival of the C-Monkey, which is seen at the far right of this photo.
The Coco Loco’s gang eagerly waits on the dock at The Cloisters (our home) for the arrival of the C-Monkey, which is seen at the far right of this photo. Through the magic of iPod panoramic photography, the boat on the right is really arriving on the far left but … well … don’t think about it.

Don’t you just love this question: When is the last time you did something for the first time?

How would you answer it? Read the rest of this entry »