|Wharves, Dive Boats and the Reef|
|Hey John Edward, here's the Conch Shell Hotel|
|Josh at Hurricanes - see the bottle in the air?|
Checking into Belize in San Pedro was a little long but no real problem. Everyone was really nice and friendly. We went to the office, filled out some papers and a man from Customs came back with us to the boat. He looked around a little and we took him back. Later, after lunch Roy picked up the health officier and took him to the boat. Galnoir understood to be nice to the health inspector when he came aboard to check her out. Sebastian and I just hung out at Hurricane's Bar & Grill.
We paid $20 each for Immigration and Customs. Port Authority for cruising was $100 plus $2.50/ day for the maximum of 30 days. Added up that's $225 for the 30 days. Extensions are available. Having our cat was another $75. it would have been $25 less if we had gotten permission ahead of time (but suppose they had said no!). We do have a current health certificate for her from our vet in the states. When you compare this year's cruising permits with last year its more, but only because we pay for each country. You get all of the Bahamas for $350 for 90 days (no cat). Mexico and Belize charge to stay in any marine preserve. Belize is $5 a night. Haven't been yet so don't know how that will work. Supposedly someone will come out and collect. In the Bahamas it was $10 per night. Some places there was a box to put the money in; other places someone collected. I'm talking US dollars, not Belize, for those keeping score. ($1US=$2BZ)
Seabastien left us on June 28th. Great having him aboard. We're hoping he and Lily meet up with us later.
|Gulf Carts - Everywhere!|
|Watermelon Juice, lots of tranquil scenes|
well different, smaller, more back-pack then suitcase. The family never stayed on Caye Caulker so it was my first real visit there. Not so quiet on festival day; met loads of new folks; ate lots of lobsters and the Tourism Police were there to keep us all in order.
|But don't get any funny ideas!|
|Fried whole fish with coconut rice. Look at the presentation!|
|Anchor flukes aren't supposed bend like this, right?|
|Sunset in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye - Belize|