Caye Caulker LobsterFest

Hanging out with the Liberace of Lobster on Caye Caulker, among other pursuits

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Main stage area at the Caye Caulker LobsterFest on a brilliant Sunday morning, July 3, 2016.
Main stage area at the Caye Caulker LobsterFest on a brilliant Sunday afternoon, July 3, 2016.

After an especially eventful week on Ambergris Caye, with the San Pedro LobsterFest, the weeklong feast of Saint Peter, a huge downtown fire, and a firetruck getting stuck in sand responding to another fire, what’s a bunch of blokes to do but grab a boat and cruise on over to the Caye Caulker LobsterFest on Sunday morning.

When you’ve got to get away, Caye Caulker is the place.

Yes, that does sound odd, when you live on a tropical island that thousands of people have marked on their calendars as their dream get-away spot. Even Paradise gets to be too much after a while.

So, Caye Caulker. A smaller, quieter, less-dirty version of Paradise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rock, lobsta! A day on Caye Caulker is like no other day . . . anywhere

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Adam and Scott organize a full on jump from the dock where the C-Monkey is tied up. We had a ball jumping into the water with the local kids.
Adam and Scott organize a full on jump from the dock where the C-Monkey is tied up. We had a ball jumping into the water with the local kids.

Right around Lobsterfest time you wait, and wait, for the call.

“We’ve got a boat. Are you in?”

And you are happy. And of course you are in.

There is no better way to experience the Caye Caulker Lobsterfest than on a boat full of friends, on a Sunday, under clear blue skies.

No better way. Read the rest of this entry »

Dude, where’s my cart? The answer will shock you

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I make fun, but at least they were acting ... and getting well paid to act stupid.
I make fun, but at least they were acting … and getting well-paid to act stupid.

Our golf cart, old Moncho’s 59, has been found.

Yes, the cart that went missing last Saturday night, during Lobsterfest, has reappeared.  A couple of blocks north of where it disappeared.

And, yes, it was locked.

With my lock. Read the rest of this entry »

A fabulous day at Caye Caulker LobsterFest . . . but what a surprise finish

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The hurricane-created Split on Caye Caulker in Belize. To the right is north, to the left is the southern, more populated portion of the island.
The hurricane-created Split on Caye Caulker in Belize. To the right is north, to the left is the southern, more-populated part of the island.

We were idling a few hundred yards off Ambergris Caye late Sunday morning, passing out beers and waters from the cooler and pouring wine into little plastic cups.

The Newt rocked back and forth in the choppy, brilliant blue waters. Read the rest of this entry »