Our Beachfront Home

Our Beachfront Home
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

All In A Day's Play!

For the past couple of weeks we have been working on the new property. There was just a "little bit" of hard work to clean up after Matthew. Now it is starting to look pretty good, even if I do say so myself!

After pulling weeds and raking, we go for a swim before heading back home again. The past little while we have noticed something nibbling on us when we are swimming.

Bob looking for the nibblers!

Nibblers on my foot.

They don't hurt at all, just kind of tickle.

Yesterday we found a baby conch. We did put him back before heading home.

Dragonflies were everywhere and we followed them home.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Work A Little, Swim A Little

The storm surge left garbage (plastic, wood, rocks, shells, etc, etc) all the way up to the cabana. It is going to take a bit of work to get it all cleaned up.

We rake, pick up plastic, pull weeds and move wood bits for about ninety minutes and then we go for a swim before heading home. It works for us!!!

Yesterday, we had a visitor in the field next door. It was an egret stalking something, probably frogs and I did see him get something. You don't see that every day.

Here is my view of the property.

Here is Bob's view of the property.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bums On The Beach

Well, we finally made our choice, we want to stay in Placencia. Looking around we found a few properties on the beach but our first choice was the old 'campin on da beach'.

First thing, was to put in an offer, which was countered and we made our final offer, which was accepted. Then it was just waiting for the paper work, but it has finally happened (in Belizean time) so all is good.

The end of the road is where we are.

View from the yard to the beach as it is now.

View from the beach back to the yard.

View from the beach to the cabana.

Existing storage building.

Bob standing at the back of the cabana.

To answer everyone's question, "No, we will not be carrying on a business of camping on the beach." Both the cabana and storage building will be removed to make room for our new house.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Today is your birthday. We have been through a lot together and just wanted to let you know that you are one of the best.

Without humour, life sucks;
Without courage, life is hard;
Without love, life is hopeless;
Without friends like you, life is impossible.

Thank you for being my friend, now have a GREAT BIRTHDAY!!!

Wish we were there!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Horseshoes at Barefoot

Horseshoes are back at Barefoot. We were out and about and stopped into Barefoot to watch the horseshoes and have some refreshment.

Some Liquid Sunshine before the games begin.
Really, that is the name of the drink!!!
Mayro makes a great Liquid Sunshine.

The pitch.

Either the score is 5 or it looks good from this end.
(The score was 5)


Alvin checking the pin.

Anyone else want to join before this round is done?

Mel setting the pace.

Form is important, along with follow through.

Way to go Mel!!


This guy is a good player.

Another lady joins the tournament.

Lots of fun.

Maddie, the official judge and runner of interference.

Checking the stance.

Looking good.

Maddie, in her capacity of interfering.

More good form.

Everyone had a great time.

Did I really get it that far?


Alvin concentrating.

Mayro contemplating.

Follow through.

Round two.

Mel digging for shoes.

Great form.

And follow through.


Another ringer.


End of round two.

We had to go after round two, but while we were there, everyone had a great time.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Rain! Rain!! Rain!!!

We know it is the rainy season, but really..... we were riding our bikes back from the point and had to dash into Barefoot because of the rain.

Looks like the sign is getting a little water logged.

You could hardly see across the street.

Now this is rain!!

We had to wait until the rain passed so we stayed for dinner...