— Here’s a post that has been languishing in “drafts”. It’s a few pictures from my sister’s visit. (The second sibling visit will be posted soon.)
February 18 to 25th, 2013, Belize
My sister, Eli, was the first sibling to visit us on On Delay. It was extra special to have family aboard.
The cayes of Belize have a lovely laid-back Caribbean feel. We spent some time inside the barrier reef on Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, as well as visiting the atolls outside the reef (Turneffe and Lighthouse — home of the famous Blue Hole dive site). There are only four atolls in the northern hemisphere and three of them are in Belize (the fourth is in Mexico a few miles north).
February 16, 2013, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Geoffrey organized a fine afternoon outing. We went on a guided tour of the Marco Gonzalez Maya excavation site on the south end of the Ambergris Caye. Unlike many on the mainland, this site is (almost) un-excavated.
March 13th, 2013
While heading to the Cucumber Marina in Belize City to collect Tony and Jane and Rikki (our next guest on On Delay), we caught a fish… Continue reading
February 28th, 2013
Day two, and the journey continues through towns, past school buses, over speed humps (which are also considered cross-walks in Belize), the zoo, the prison and lots of other stuff. Continue reading
February 27th, 2013
The time is 11 am and we have finished our drop off in Spanish Lookout. Continue reading
Thursday morning, March 1, after breakfast and the bugs depart (because the weather turned cold), we kick into motion.
When we arrived in Belize, the windlass (the anchor puller upper) finally gave up the ghost. Pete and Tony tried, several times to manufacture fixes to keep it going including rubber rings and aluminum foil. On our final anchor, while heading to Belize City, fixes were no longer an option. This part is no longer made so, aside from buying a brand new windlass, machining new parts seemed the best option.