Thursday, April 23, 2015

A MONTH'S Worth of Pictures, Because I am a Damn Slacker.

Well, I guess since my last post was about Grand Caribe's newest development project, we'll start with pictures of all progress that's happened in such a short time.
And by "progress," I mean "land rape."

                    Uuugggghhh. We seriously DON'T need more of these hideous resorts.
WE NEED MORE LONG TERM RENTALS at affordable prices for all the people who live here, and all the people who WANT to live here. Just my two cents.

That was all mangroves, with lots of birds and iguanas living in them. Gone. 

Only a matter of time before they start filling in the lagoon even more, I think. 

Ok, we got the bad stuff out of the way - let's move on!

Work Stuff!

I start making my way to the marina on the 6am Coastal Express - gotta love the sunrise

  Busy day at Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley

           Hard at work right here.

                           Dolphin!! 

Didn't see much rain on this charter in late March/early April - but had lots of mean clouds passing by

We had Remy Martin from Caye Caulker join us for one of the Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley days

 Another "action shot" at work, taken by one of our guests.

 One of MANY gorgeous sunsets 

The beginnings of a very tasty mushroom, bacon, spinach, and goat cheese pasta dish

A great afternoon (with a picnic lunch on the island for the guests) at the adorable Goff's Caye

    Flying home after charters, April 3

Going back to work - sunrise April 7 (my birthday!) 

   The best part about early mornings...

Passing by the enormous ships that will bring Belize's sugar to.... Somewhere. Europe, maybe? 

Pretty cool to watch the huge cranes reach down and grab the sugar right out of the barges and dump it on board. 

       The Kathy and the Island Woman - anyone know the significance of the names? :) 

                     Frigate action shot! 

The beginnings of my yummy Banana Citrus Fish Curry

        And... Another pretty sunset 

Animal stuff!
Because, you know, I love them... 

                     Poquito!

She finally figured out how to use her cat door, and now she LOVES it

       Look at that lil tongue!! Aaaah!! 

I had sweet Ginger for a couple of nights between charters

And got to see her when I went to pick up Cheech from Pampered Paws for one of our dates 

                  I love this man!!
He is STILL looking for a permanent home, or at least another nice foster home while we try to avoid having to bring him back to SAGA. 
Seriously, island people - he is a GREAT dog. 

We met three little kids in the park one day and he was a perfectly well behaved dude. (It was when the KIDS started getting riled up that I took him away from them - he does get easily excited sometimes) 

This isn't a great shot (he refuses to model for me) but notice his floppy ear...

           Isn't this awesome?!?!
This was painted by Cheech's foster dad's wife, Cheri - check out more of her "colorful pet portraits in the style of Mexico's Dia de los Muertos" and like her Facebook page - Cheri's Pup Art!
I'll have to ask her if she paints cats, too - I think Poquito needs to be represented.

              And... I saw LUNA!!!

Random Islandy Stuff

I set up my massage table right here behind SunDiver Beach Resort - it was NOT a relaxing massage. 


Mary, also known as Maduch, will tear your body apart and make you scream. That's what she did to me, anyway. 

Some beaches were "repaired," only to be destroyed again by high tide.

 An early morning breakfast at Estel's

     Easter weekend with DJ Zog

Some of my associates for the evening


Bad photo of my amazing birthday dinner at Aji - bacon wrapped grouper 

A golf cart day to the back beach - it's getting CRAZY BUSY back there, especially on weekends. Even a food truck goes back there - GREAT idea. 

Sargassum piled high on both sides of the road up north. (Stinky!)

Currently my favorite lunch -Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato Sammy from Blue Water Grill 

More Blue Water Grill food porn - sushi Thursday!

Aaaand... One of my common hang out spots.

What has everyone else been up to for the past month?? 

3 comments:

  1. Hey, we share the same birthday! Happy belated. :-) As for the sign for the new development at GC, four stories used to be the maximum allowed on the island, but the sign shows five. BAD NEWS if that is now the limit. A slippery slope, indeed. Finally, thanks for the link to Cheri's art page. I knew she was a remarkable cook from Lazy Croc fame, but I had no idea she was an artist as well. Some folks won the talent genetic lottery. LOVE her work. Thanks!

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    1. Happy belated birthday to you, too, Emily!
      The buildings here are getting bigger and bigger... it's a damn shame.
      And you know they started the road even further north, right? Keeping their plan to connect Ambergris with Mexico in the future, a SAD, sad plan, in my opinion

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  2. Its nice to see that you decided to share the experiences you had in the past month with us. I'm busy with cheap thesis writing service otherwise I would write a similar post too.

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