Bye Bye Belize

The charter season is over in Belize and the boats are on their way to the Rio, in Guatemala, for their annual maintenance.  I thought this would be the perfect time to post a selection of our favourite photos, from some of our most memorable experiences, while working for Belize Sailing Vacations.

So many great memories!

Photo Credit: some of the below photos were taken by guests, specifically Andreas and Andrea Jensen, and they have graciously allowed me to use them for this post, and include their two beautiful daughters 🙂 Thank you, Jensen family!

Goff's Caye Goff’s Caye coconut harvesting on Goffs Caye coconut harvesting on Goffs Caye

the view from above... the view from above… the view from below... getting to know the local Nurse Sharks the view from below… getting to know the local Nurse Sharks these guys are so beautiful and peaceful, and they love their sea grass. Rufus and I affectionately refer to them as these guys are so beautiful and peaceful, and they love their sea grass. Rufus and I affectionately refer to them as “sea cows” 🙂 our guide, Ally, interacting with one of the rays - they know her well and greet her personally whenever she gets in the water our guide, Ally, interacting with one of the rays – they know her well and greet her personally whenever she gets in the water these two photos were taken while under way, sailing to the next  these two photos were taken while under way, sailing to the next island – perfectly calm and clear island - perfectly calm and clear island – perfectly calm and clear the view from our cabin port hole, while we were sailing the view from our cabin port hole, while we were sailing seagull trying his luck for a seafood snack off the back of the boat seagull trying his luck for a seafood snack off the back of the boat fresh.live.lobster. fresh.live.lobster. fresh shrimps prepared the Danish way, for our Danish guests. D is for DELICIOUS! fresh shrimps prepared the Danish way, for our Danish guests. D is for DELICIOUS! these two gorgeous girls stole my heart! these two gorgeous girls stole my heart!

Rufus, our Lion Fish wrangler Rufus, our Lion Fish wrangler

soon to be ceviche soon to be ceviche there was no one else on or around this island besides the two of us, our two guests and our boat anchored in the background. there was no one else on or around this island besides the two of us, our two guests and our boat anchored in the background. chasing a crab up a tree, doing his best crab claw impression chasing a crab up a tree, doing his best crab claw impression a coconut is not the best hiding place, as it out... a coconut is not the best hiding place, as it out… say hello! say hello!

exploring the curious and colourful town of San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, in the north of Belize. definitely worth a visit, if only for the locally hand-made organic chocolate (!!!). exploring the curious and colourful town of San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, in the north of Belize. definitely worth a visit, if only for the locally hand-made organic chocolate (!!!). sunset view from South Water Caye sunset view from South Water Caye sunset view from South Water Caye sunset view from South Water Caye

the Fernandez family from Uruguay  the Fernandez family from Uruguay you can take us out of South Africa but you can't take us away from the braai! this is one of our favourite charter meals to prepare: chicken, sweet pepper and pineapple sosaties (kebabs) on the ideally charcoal, not gas, braai (barbecue) you can take us out of South Africa but you can’t take us away from the braai! this is one of our favourite charter meals to prepare: chicken, sweet pepper and pineapple sosaties (kebabs) on the ideally charcoal, not gas, braai (barbecue)

making furry friends on South Water Caye making furry friends on South Water Caye

sailboat sunset sailboat sunset

2 Comments

  1. August 30, 2015 / 3:33 am

    I didn’t realize you were a charter company. You gave them a beautiful trip. You pictures are FABULOUS. Hope the Lion fish cerviche was good. I understand the fillets are great!!!!! Be safe and I look forward to more pictures!!!

    • kate brand
      September 1, 2015 / 1:25 pm

      Hi, Pam
      Thank you for your kind words!! Lionfish is a favourite of ours, we even eat it on pizza!
      We actually only work for a charter company, Belize Sailing Vacations, based in Belize, owned and run by an American, Cliff Wilson. We don’t do charters with our boat – she is too small and "rustic" 😉 We keep her in storage while we work.
      Thank you for visiting our blog and there are definitely more posts coming soon!

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