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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Another Day, Another Road

Okay, it really took three days, but we have a road!!! Before it was more of a couple of lakes with a path connecting them.

This picture was taken of the road as we left to go to Dax's birthday party on Thursday afternoon. It was the beginning of our road being fixed.

Friday morning, these guys showed up with a load of rock and dirt.

Preparing to unload, take note of the post in the middle of the road.

The load was pretty heavy, as it shifted, it dug in the back wheels and lifted the next set right off the ground.

No mishaps with the wires, although it came close.

There is no way I would have crawled under there to check anything out.

This morning (Saturday), the grader showed up. See the post in the road?

Road is nice, although we have no idea where the post went.

This afternoon the roller came and flattened and smoothed the road. It will be perfect for riding the bikes now.... until the next rain.

Osprey or Eagle?

We were sitting out on the deck the other day and this bird went screaming past us. I thought it was going to land on the table. Not really, but it was close. We watched as it flew to a tree a little ways off. I got the camera and here are the results.

It could be an osprey or an eagle. I won't commit as the pictures just aren't quite clear enough.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Birthday At Maya Breeze

Word got out. There was a birthday party happening at Maya Breeze on Thursday afternoon. Everyone was going to be there.... so we had to go!!! Everyone there had a great time.

Birthday boy Dax and Strawberry.

The band is setting up.

Everyone seems to be having a great time.

Candid shot, no posing.

This guy was in charge of lighting the bbq grill. He had it going first time, way to go. He wasn't happy with the flames, so added some more fuel to the fire. Lucky he didn't get burned.

She's happy, honest.

Dax and the band.

No names mentioned, but someone taking my picture.

Finally got her to stay still enough to take a picture.

These two are waiting for pirate days!!!

A smiley face.

There were some people missing, but I can't use their names or give any reasons as that would just be wrong. But you know who you are, and you were missed.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lunch at Omar's

Thursday we decided to go for lunch in the village. We thought we should try one of the little places we hadn't gone to before. Omar's it was.

We were riding our bicycles and our road was flooded out. I had runners on so Bob had to turn around and come back so we could take the alternative route of the sidewalk.

It isn't a fancy place, but they do specialize in creole grub which is something we both like and enjoy.

As you can see, it is not a large restaurant, but it certainly was friendly. We don't know what the guest house is like, but if it is anything like the restaurant, it will be great.

Here we have a typical order of creole shrimp, rice, stewed beans, vegetable salad and a mug of freshly squeezed lime juice. Two orders came to a total of $36.00 BZ. Way more than I could eat in one sitting. We'll be going back to Omar's for sure.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Boson's Chair

Sometimes it isn't easy to get a good cup of coffee, but if you really, really want one, you can head down the sidewalk in Placencia and find the Boson's Chair Cafe.

If you are looking for one stop shopping, you will find it at the Boson's Chair, where you can have a Mocha coffee, surf the internet and have your laundry done. You will also meet some of the most interesting characters if you get there early enough in the day.

Of course, you have to be prepared to do some wading along the sidewalk.

Just another little hiccup during rainy season in Placencia.

Just a little sidebar, the 'rainy season' is now over although 'hurricane season' is still in effect. Yesterday, rainy season ended and conch season opened. Two more great reasons for celebrating in Placencia.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Riding the Bus

On Monday we took a little trip to Dangriga and I decided it would be good to check out the road along with the scenery. The following are some pictures taken along the route between Placencia Village and Dangriga.

The Community Centre in Seine Bight is coming along, slowly but surely.

Elvis's old store, I was on the wrong side of the bus for the new store. Perhaps next time.

Our favourite bar in Seine Bight. The name is Wamasa, but everyone calls it Cree's.

This is an area called Placencia Estates. It has been dredged from the lagoon and huge houses built. Most of them sit empty. Bob says it is probably because they are waiting for the land to settle.

Between the north end of the peninsula and the Southern Highway, you have about a 45 minute drive along with a slight detour.

The detour road is actually worse than the road they are building and it is very narrow, with only a few real places to pass.

As you can see, the original bridge at Kendall has not changed in the 15 months since the flood waters rose 3o feet and wiped it out.

Now the 'temporary' bridge is at the normal water level of the river. Rumour has it that they will allow to you drive over the bridge until it is two feet underwater.

On the way back we waited while two 'cat's' were dredging. This one was actually in the river.

The other one was on the bridge. As we watched, they cleared out a huge amount of branches and junk that had been caught up against the bridge. We were able to wave good bye to the debris as it floated downstream. Preventative medicine is always good.

The road home, still wet, muddy and difficult to drive. It gives one a whole new respect for the bus drivers on the peninsula.

The road conditions on a nice sunny day, imagine a rainy, stormy day.