manatees

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 »

Closing out Rose’s birthday season searching for manatees and hanging out at the sand bar

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Welcome to the sand bar.
Welcome to the sand bar.

It is a good day when you can say you spent some time on a boat searching for a herd of manatees.

And we did. On Saturday. En route to the sand bar.

Our captain Eddy had seen about 14 manatees around the south end of Ambergris Caye only the day before so we slowed to a halt at the same spot. Everybody  put on their best sea squints and searched the horizons. Read the rest of this entry »