Boca Del Rio

Ten images to make you fall in love with Ambergris Caye all over again

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Everything looks better when framed between two palm trees. That is my photo tip for the day. Notice how glass-like the water is today, as if you could walk on it.
Everything looks better when framed between two palm trees. That is my photo tip for the day. Notice how glass-like the water is today, as if you could walk on it. I should be on it — of beneath it — instead of talking about it. Darn you, “Moncho’s 59.”

I spent this morning walking home from San Pedro. And it took hours. I meandered. I poked. I explored. I dawdled. It felt like walking home from grade school all over again, and that is a good feeling.

I walked because I wanted to but the main reason is that a misbehaving “Moncho’s 59” is scaring the bejesus out of people. Our golf cart has taken to backfiring — and not those cute little “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” burps and belches.

When “Moncho’s 59” backfires it sounds like a Crips and Bloods cross-fire. More than one person has headed for the ground with their head covered. Plus it is stalling at the most inopportune times, like when I’ve backed out into traffic and have three seconds to hit forward before the next cart rams me from behind. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Homeless in worst fire since Ramon’s doubles to more than 60 in San Pedro, Belize

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Fire in the San Juan area of San Pedro levels several homes and an apartment building along the canal tonight, July 7, 2014.
Fire in the Boca Del Rio area of San Pedro levels at least six homes, including an  apartment building along the canal tonight, July 6, 2014.

Update: The San Pedro Sun reports this morning that more than 60 people are homeless, five homes and numerous smaller structures destroyed and two people were injured in last night’s raging fire in the Boca Del Rio section of San Pedro. 

Adds the Sun: “The fire affected 66 people from 16 different families, including 32 minors below the age of 17. During the fire, two people received injuries; a male who sustained a broken hand after a house beam fell on him during the fire and a one-month old child who had difficulty breathing from the smoke and heat. They were both treated and released from the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II.
“According to both San Pedro Police and the San Pedro Fire Department, their investigations continue to determine the cause of fire. The total estimated loss has not yet been calculated, but is expected to be above $2 million. None of the nine buildings were insured.”

Read the weekly newspaper’s latest report here.

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