Belize 2006 - Continued
On day 4, we had an extra special feast for snack time. Those who arrived early are helping set up for the party.
Here's to good diving, good weather, and good buddies.
Bryon and Bill toast to the good cheer.
Bill just can't stand seeing good things go to waste.
Meet our Dive Masters, Nevill and Ari.
Pretty much the only beer you can get in Belize. Belize is not a firm believer in free trade, so there are not many American products there. If you can find Pringles, a normal can will cost you $6 American, $12 Belizean.
Day 5. It is almost over, but not yet.
The wind and water have been a little rough, so let's go into town and check out the shopping.
A variety of fresh vegetables and seafood are here. It's not a very big farmer's market, but it is fresh.
The river next to the market. Along it's banks, on the side you cannot see, are all kinds of tents with goods for sale.
Dangriga is not a tourist town. So, shopping is limited. Let's go see what is here.
The local fire trucks. A little on the old side, but still, who doesn't love the hook and ladder?
We didn't see any public schools. All the schools are run by different churches. The children wear uniforms and only go until they are 14.
The church is next door so they can keep a close eye on the kids. Notice, there seems to be no air conditioning anywhere. School is not called because it is too hot.
The court house was across the street, along with the unemployment offices and other miscellaneous federal or state offices. Kim, a lawyer here in town, and Teresa could not resist checking the docket.
The adult education center. Did they not finish as a kid or did they just forget everything they learned? We don't know, but education is available, if not limited.
We were pretty unsure about this fellow's equestrian ability, but he seemed to be having a good time.
The ultimate bumper sticker. BTW, this bus has Ontario plates.
The local football ( we know it as soccer ) stadiums have advertisements painted on their walls.
Okay, it is 9:30 AM, that is enough shopping, let's check out the local flavor.
We have nothing on these folks for having everything you need in one place. The pink words say "Live Your Best Moment".
Obviously a pun, but I could not resist. I do not believe Bloomies has anything to worry about.
Someone finally found the drum maker's hut. He creates drums by cutting cores out of trees and covering them with sheep skin.
He even makes his own canoes.
The drum maker and his helpers do beautiful handiwork.
Shopping is over, we have had enough fun. So, let's go back to the boat, head back to the island and take a nap. We will be having lunch and snacks soon.
Pelicans are obviously not a rarity in these parts.