— 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).
…in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Jamaica.
Thursday, June 13, 2013, Section and surrounds, Jamaica
May 30th to June 2nd 2013, Cayman Brac, Caveman Islands
Grand Cayman is too big and developed. Little Cayman is too little. But, Cayman Brac is just right: 12 miles long, 1 mile wide, and population of around 2000.
Friday, May 31st, 2013, Stake Bay, Cayman Brac
We used to refer to ourselves sometimes as “boat people”. I probably won’t do that again having just seen some real boat people.
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013, Joy’s Joy dive site, Little Cayman
Jane and I spent a few days on Little Cayman. We did a few organized dives during which we saw the occasional friendly-seeming Nassau Grouper, but nothing like the one at Joy’s Joy. Continue reading
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Gardens, Grand Cayman
– Only 750 of them in the world and we saw them doing it –
April 29, 2013, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
We could see the floating island from our boat in the marina. One day, we took some time off boat work to visit it. Part artwork, part ecological experiment, the floating island and home need to be seen to be believed.
The floating island, viewed from On Delay in the marina.
Monday, April 29th, 2013
Ten plastic bottles, three rolls of tape, fishing line, scavenged cardboard, plastic bags, locally sourced rocks and sticks, most importantly, 5 very motivated racers, this is what it takes to create the First Invitational Isla Mujeres Summer Kick-Off Regatta 2013.
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.
April 4 – 17, 2013, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Hard work on the hard at Isla Mujeres marina.
We’re happy with the new bottom paint. We chose black paint instead of blue. When the black starts to wear, we’ll see the original blue underneath. That will help us gauge when it’s time to repaint again.
Our new bottom paint looks beautiful.