Creative Tours

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 »

Lessons from a year in Belize, like, Paradise will not make you a better plumber

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The view from our balcony. Not even bad plumbing can overshadow this.
The view from our balcony. Not even bad plumbing can overshadow this.

I recently celebrated our first anniversary in Paradise by straddling a toilet seat, trying to loosen the rusted bolts that hold the tank on to the toilet. And I was failing miserably.

No amount of WD-40, muscle-straining leverage, cursing and sweat was going to dislodge those suckers.

At least the water was shut off and the floor was no longer flooded. Read the rest of this entry »