Monday, 13 July 2015

Belize and Wonderful Friends Arrive...

Heading back out to the Cays, we felt like we were the only "cruisers" left in Belize. We only came across two other boats in the two weeks we were out.

The beautiful white sand and palm trees at Salt Water Cay 


We went to visit the Smithsonian Research Centre at Carrie Bow Cay


We met Brandon, a Singaporian Scientist (who is doing his PHD in Germany).  
He was kind enough to show us around and explain the research he was doing on a minute worm that lives in the sand in Belize

North Long Cocoa Cay was a gorgeous spot.  Richard set up the shade cover, where I spent the afternoon painting the scene of the two overwater palapas…



We were sooooo excited heading back to Placencia as Lynnette and Dean were finally due to arrive.
They had come all the way from New Zealand to spend three weeks with us.  It had been 18 months since they joined us in the BVI's.

They came so loaded with goodies for us, we felt so very spoilt.  Crunchies, Jaffas, Pineapple Lumps, Pink Pegs, A beautiful dress they bought me in the Cayman Islands, DVD's, Music and lots more - they gave us so many things.


They even came loaded with gifts from Chris and Michael, 
Richard immediately wearing one of their wonderful gifts…


The next day after clearing out, we headed to Hatchett Cay, where we had a lovely dinner…
Lynnette took the opportunity with wifi to Skype chat to her beloved Grandson 
who she was missing terribly…



 Deans Birthday on the 23rd July,


so we greeted his day with fresh fruit and presents, followed by Chelsea Buns…


Dean and Richard went for a dive,


  then headed back for a relax before his birthday dinner…


Guacamole...


followed by crayfish two ways, smoked fish, panko crumbed fish, apple ginger cucumber salad…


followed by Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese icing…


We felt so lucky to share Deans birthday with him.

The next day we had and Sashimi from a kingfish we caught…


and crayfish caesar salad, homemade rolls…


We were now out of Belize waters and entering Guatemala.


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