pirates

Aye, thar may still be pirates and treasure on Ambergris Caye

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Just a little something from the San Pedro House of Culture to get you into the pirate mood ....
Just a little something from the San Pedro House of Culture to get you into the pirate mood ….

My carefully crafted plan for retirement now includes snorkeling on the Great Mayan Reef and looking for loose pirate treasure.

Yo. Ho ho.

That, and a bottle of rum.

Forgive me if I’m expressing my inner Jack Sparrow but I’ve been reading up on shipwrecks along the Belize reef system and pirate activity in the 1600s and 1700s. Last Thursday night I dropped by the San Pedro House of Culture for the debut of its latest presentation, “Pirates in Belize.”  You know, looking for some tips on where the treasure might be buried here on Ambergris Caye. Read the rest of this entry »

Drifting along the Ambergris Caye shore

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The sargassum sometimes comes in so thick that some property owners on the shore have taken to piling it up into mounds in the shallow areas.
The sargassum sometimes comes in so thick that some property owners on the shore have taken to piling it up into mounds in the shallow areas.

This morning I learned about the day the red apples drifted  up on the shore of Ambergris Caye.

It was in the days before island people had the ability to can and preserve food.

They were fresh, red, sweet and juicy apples and they came in like a red tide. There were so many of them that people grew sick of eating them and fed them to their dogs, recalls Angel Nunez. Read the rest of this entry »