We are in Belize now, currently anchored off of Half Moon Cay on
Lighthouse Reef. It is stunning out here - lots of shallows and sandy
bottoms so the water colors are magnificent. We are anchored over
sand and see rays swim by fairly regularly. The Belize atolls feel
much like the Bahamas, but much more remote. We have seen two
sailboats in over 3 days (although we see a regular stream of
liveaboard dive boats that come through and then leave). And the
charts are basically just guidelines, so we feel like we are really
"out there." It's basically all visual, read-and-run navigation with
controlling depths as shallow as 5-6 feet in many places.
We are grateful to be having a wilderness experience here - it feels
like we could stay for a month (especially if we had a few more
eggs!). Making this place feel even more precious is the knowledge
that we are getting ever closer to Florida and the full-on
civilization of the United States.
We have also been having a wonderful time with guests here in Belize.
Our dear neighbor, Kate, is with us now. And our good friends Kate
and Chase Jarvis spent a little under a week with us on Ambergris and
So, as you can probably tell, we are basically we're blissed out down
Over and out for now,
(And thanks to my sis, Marla, for posting this on the blog, as the
only connection we have with civilization is email on our SSB radio.)