Saturday, December 13, 2014

New Sea'n Belize Glass Bottomed Boat...Anna's visit....Wine Tasting...Marathon....other Placencia fun!

Just a few fun things happening around Placencia these days.....!

Anna from Cleveland came in for a visit! We had a great time. Here she is at arrival...
The few days she was here flew by. She loved the Cockscomb tour with Doyle, and we also went to the Belize Ocean Club and a lot of touring of the beach bars :) Anna works her butt off in Cleveland so it was great for her to hang out on the veranda and just relax. She took the kayak out and loved walking the beach, and we had a beach barbecue one night...we have learned not to push people to do too many excursions as this place was really made for relaxing! Here we are the night of the cookout:
However, with that being said, to not push people to do more excursions.....Kelly and Titus just moved here from Indiana. Titus's dad had a dream to have a glass bottomed boat to sail around Placencia and he built it from the ground up, right here in Belize, with local wood! The boat is absolutely amazing. Kelly and Titus invited some of the business owners and workers to go out and experience the boat, and I HIGHLY recommend it!! We took a relaxing 30 minute cruise out to several spots, where you can see from my pictures, you are almost snorkeling above water!
The Sea'n Belize Boat....docked at Frigate Caye...the water is about 8 shades of awesome there!!
 View as you look down at the boat floor...
You never know what frightening things you will find under the boat...
Some of the super fun passengers with us, including super fun Pam from Rumfish :)
 


 The Captain....he did a great job!!!
We stopped at a creepy but fun to explore caye--Frigate Caye-- so fun to see what a deserted island looks like! It would be frigate sweet if someone would renovate it back to a workable bar for boaters!
As we came back in, we toured the shoreline, which looks so amazing from the water...

To top it off, the dolphins that live near the pier, with their pup, came and swam with the boat for a long time!!!
The tour is about 4 hours and goes in both morning and afternoon. You can find Sea'n Belize here.
Another tour they took last week:
The Placencia Marathon was also this past week, and it was SO MUCH FUN to help at the water stands...the runners were so gracious and grateful and the proceeds go to scholarships for local teens to attend high school!
Pictures by Maz Carr...I was too busy waving signs in runner's faces...
 1st place...wow.
 Happy runner!
Obnoxious signs about beer. By us.
Also, last week, Mariposa had their first ever wine tasting, over 60 people attended...great food and wine, very fun time! We hope they continue to have these :) Here was the view during the event!!
It was 20 degrees in Cleveland on this day. It is not even fair.
And, Belize Ocean Club has been busy lately!! They had the White party a couple weeks ago, and tonight is the Mistletoe Ball. Still waiting to find the pictures from the White party...

And in final news, Dave and I made a big move this week....literally :). We were fortunate enough to find a small beach apartment for us to rent, right in the back of Caribbean Beach Cabanas! It is twice as large as the cabanas, which for long term living, is necessary. I think I could write a book at this point about the perils of living for 9 months with no space/walls/time alone.....it was time to live like normal people again :) I think it will be better for guests as we will not be RIGHT in their face, and in addition, we now have a very cute open casita on the beach for the high season, so come on down!!

Here are a couple pictures of our new apartment, in North Beach....(pictures by North Beach....we aren't moved in yet ;) )






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