Saturday, May 29, 2010

North of San Pedro

So another day off in San Pedro and the plans this week were to go north of the island up to Playa Blanca and hang out for a couple of days. This is a rental property that can house large groups and comes with your own fishing guide. My good friend Beth had some work to do and needed some peace and quiet to do it in. Why take me along I hear you say, I was very good and stayed out of the way and in the sun.

It is very private with this wall all the way around it so you can topless sunbathe if you like. I would suggest you use a very high factor unlike some people we know who forgot how strong the sun can be here in Belize, even on a windy day it is fierce.

It is situated in a very quiet area, not too many neighbors on either side.

Isn't this is what it is all about, chilling out on the end of the dock just watching the odd boat go by.
What is one to do, have a lovely dinner cooked by one of your BFF's and then have a glass or two of vino.
The kitchen is completely decked out to cook whatever you have and fancy. Beth had been shopping before we left town and have the ingredients of a fabulous meal.

Next day we took a stroll next door for lunch as Beth had been at it for hours, as you can see another clear day in SP.

Poor Beth had to pose regularly as there was only the two of us and a few four legged friends along the way.
Well it was sort of beer but a shandy which doesn't really count as drinking during the day in my book as even Mrs Boyd does partake in these on a hot sunny day in England! Beer and sprite mixed with ice is perfect when you want something refreshing but don't want to get knocked out.

Where there are people, food and cosy sofas you will find the odd hound or two or three as in Rojo's case.
These guys just appeared out of no-where and seemed to know that we were big dog lovers.

Chilled out or what?
Beth loved this cheeky little character too.

Rush hour
OMG will they clash?
Think they have done this before, once or twice?

Conch fritters, all very yummy if you like conch which I don't but many do. Soon we will be having lobster ones again, now that is appealing.

Check out this guys face, he really is smiling, I had just fed him a lot of pork so you know he is a happy dog right now.
This wee Gremlin also got fed as I remembered that I don't really like pork and the panini was full of it, not for long.
Another furry friend came along but too late for lunch.

And another one.
Check this guy out, he knows where to be cool and shaded from the sun, wish I had been so sensible.
This was my view the next morning while waiting for the boat taxi to take me back into town. Is that not just the best start to any day of the week?

It made up for having to get up so early and catch the 6.00am one to be in for work on time.

Ok I'm up but not really too awake.

Sun's up, ta ta for now Playa Blanca.

No-one else around.
Even though we were on the same island just going up north for a couple of nights was a great break. How lucky are we that this is what we get to see each and every day, it takes a day out to appreciate it but for sure life can be good in Belize.

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