On Saturday morning we headed over to the nearby track to run and walk, but we found it closed to set up for an event. Sigh...that's the second time that's happened on a Saturday recently, so we're going to have to change our fitness activity schedule since we never know if it will be open to the public on Saturdays.
Anywho, I figured, when life gives you lemons, I'd make lemonade, and instead of running, I decided to take a long walk down to the beach and back.
Our rental is only five blocks from the closest beach, Mamitas, but we prefer to walk farther to Coco Beach, which is much less busy and developed. So, that's what we did. Barry ended up doing his run on the roads near there, while I cut over to the beach to take photos and enjoy a beach walk. Here's some of what I saw on the way there and back on a very beautiful morning.
One of our favorite birds in Belize, a Great Kiskadee:
Artwork on the road to the beach:
The beautiful beach in the morning...ahhhhhhh....
Nice and quiet this time of day.
This appears to be an unfinished condo project right along the beach with no signs that it had been worked on recently. Perhaps the developers ran out of funding. If it ever does get built, this will be an amazing location.
Even on the parts of the shoreline where there is no development and thus minimal to no maintenance, the beaches here are much cleaner than the beaches on our former home of Ambergris Caye, which are prone to a lot of trash washup. Must be the way the currents flow. There's just one little piece of blue plastic in this shot, which I didn't see until I processed the photo -- otherwise I would have picked it up!
Fishing boats near The Reef resort, where I had to cut back up to the road as I ran out of beach.
Big tree, little car.
And back to our cute little calle (street)!
All in all, pretty sweet lemonade!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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