Monday, March 30, 2009
The ride to Maya Beach wasn't bad at all, except the dogs that tried to tear me off the bike at our friend's property. We survived that and headed to our next stop, visiting with M & C. It was hot work pedalling yesterday and we were very happy to scoff down a huge glass of ice cold water. We had a nice visit, cooled down and headed to the gallery. Checked in and then headed to Maya Breeze.
We had a great time visiting, drinking, more visiting, more drinking. We actually only had three drinks, but you know Jake, each one is a double (at least). I said something to him once about how strong the drinks were (I wasn't complaining, just talking). His answer to me was "Mum, you asked for rum and coke, not coke and rum." He was right so I shut up and drank my drink.
Then it was time to get back on our bicycles and ride home. Except that Little Bit talked us into stopping at her place (minor detour) and seeing her new little baby ducks. Well heck, if we were going that far, we might as well check out J & B's new place. J, you need to smooth out that road just a little bit or level it or something because the rocks are large and very difficult to ride bikes on and when I went to get off my bike my footing was uneven and yes, that was me you saw go down in a tangle with my bike. Now I have road rash.
So we limped back down the road to Little Bit's place where she insisted we needed another drink to calm me down after my fall, and we insisted that we could ride home. We had a drink, checked out the baby duckies.... they are so cute we took pictures (on Deb's camera).
We learned one thing last night and that was that when you ride your bike in the dark, you can't see the road. I followed Bob's silhouette because I couldn't see the rocks or the tracks in the road. Lucky for us, most of the trip home was on the paved part of CocoPlum.
So we made it home and geeze, my laundry was still out (I had forgotten all about it), took me a bit of time to get it in but I did. I think we ate dinner about 9 o'clock, but it sure tasted good.
This morning we woke up to pouring down rain, no wind so it came pretty much straight down, but did it pour. Then the sun came up and I took the pictures below, before it rained again. The second rain was just a short shower and has stopped now.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday at 11:45 a.m. the power went off for a couple of hours, no biggie, we are used to that. We wondered if these two hours would count towards the Saturday outrage oops, I mean outage. Not only did they not count towards Saturday’s outage, they tacked on a couple of extra hours. My guess is that they knew there would not be a large following of the voluntary shutdown.
So what do we do when there is no power for a day? We make sure we get that coffee pot on early, stock up on water, and make sure we have snack type foods in the cupboard. Then we take the books to the hammocks and when we get bored with relaxing, we go for a walk with the camera.
A real skinny house.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Okay, okay, I have far too much time on my hands, being retired and all. After taking a few (okay twenty-four) pictures, I came back inside, downloaded and checked them out. The yard wasn't enough for me so I headed out to the beach, and then hit the road.
Monotone (black and white) setting was kind of cool.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
It was about 2ish this morning when I heard a noise, it sounded like someone was breaking in downstairs. Now I am not a scaredy cat, so no, I didn't rush and wake Bob up, I walked around, listened and then decided it was the huge lizard that lives mostly quietly in our roof. I still couldn't sleep though so I stayed up until about 4:30 when I finally went back to bed and fell asleep.
Of course, I slept in late and by the time I went outside, the garbage was all over downstairs. There must have been a herd of them because they sure made a mess. We have a locking garbage can, but we all know how smart these critters are. Next time I hear a noise in the night, I will not be sitting quietly by the window to see who it might be. I will be down the stairs with my broom (that opens up visions doesn't it) chasing the little buggers away.
The picture above is compliments of 'Free Nature Pictures'.
Speaking of critters, if anyone down here has a problem with ants, we think we found something that works. We are testing it and if it holds good for the next couple of weeks, I will report back.
This view is from Maya Beach looking south.
This is the view from Seine Bight looking north.
We had some company stop by yesterday, Little Bit (you can see why she is called that), stopped by with her son Scott and his wife Georgie. I think they are planning on moving down here. I didn't really get to talk to Scott alot, but really enjoyed chatting with Georgie at Ladies Night. We are looking forward to their next visit.
There's not really a lot of news today. It is overcast with light winds, but no rain. Nice day to be on the water or in the water. I hear from Edmonton that it is cold and bleak there today.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
There are actually seven pelicans in the picture and I'll give you a hint, there are only three sitting on the water.
Okay, there are four sitting on the pilings, two of them very close together.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Last night we went to Little Bit's 60th birthday party. It was held at Bella Maya Resort and everyone had a great time. The snacks served were conch fritters and fried plantains, very yummy indeed. The beer was free thanks to Little Bit's son Scott.
I took a ton of pictures and when we went through them this morning, CB said, "You can't put all those on the blog". He was right of course.... sigh......, but not to be daunted, I decided to play with making a movie of the pictures and the result is below.
Be gentle as it is the very first time testing this on the blog. There is no music, but if this works out, maybe the next time.
I went for a walk on the beach with the camera and managed to get a few shots as she headed north and skirted around False Caye.
The picture below is a good comparison of her size beside the sailboat she was crossing in front of.
I did some research and found out that this is the 17th largest yacht in the world. The actual name is Mayan Queen IV and is owned by Mexican mining billionaire (and experienced yachtsman) Alberto Baillères. This yacht is 301' 8" or 93m with a gross tonnage of 4200 and was built in 2008. Big enough to live on and out run those hurricanes.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
As you can see, traffic goes through no matter what. The guy on the motorcycle was having some fun I think. Looking south towards the village.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Some pretty flowers surrounding us.