This week was photographed more than usual. We are getting well practiced at the “routine” and have some more time to appreciate and share some of the highlights through Lindsay’s excellent photos.
After a rocky start, where one of the couples coming on charter with us didn’t make it through the snow storms in Houston, we finally welcomed them on board at Lark Cay, less than a day late… and just in time for some G&T’s and Caribbean chicken salad.
We enjoyed another week with Rick & Joyce, Jaques & Barb, and Doug & Cindy… and everyone’s friend Tanqueray!!
I managed not to kill Rick … though I did try to sneak in some Thai food… but him and his serious peanut allergy were not having anything to do with it… and he was kind enough not to complain when he was left with just eating the side dishes…ooops… one hell of a learning curve.
In any case, we had a great time with lots of fun snorkeling, while Jaques, Rick & Joyce got in some choice diving!
After our adventures in Belize City and beyond, it was back to work as usual. We had a fun mixed group out in early February with Ann & Rich, Dave & Lois, and our independent lady, Jean.
And we had a delightful night when a Moorings boat decided (against our advice… he listened to another useless captain nearby, who was only thinking of himself!) to anchor right next to Stess, so by morning, once the wind had changed direction, was a matter of feet off our stern!! He skulked off early without a word…. OH those lovely bareboaters!!!
Eventually the sun came out and the snorkeling was as amazing as ever.
Dave, the hunter-gatherer went all out to find us plenty of conch… a shell for everyone and plenty to make some pan-fried conch one day and some rather tasty conch ceviche (if I say so myself) the next.
All in all another great week. Our ladies set off home with their souveneer conch shells… but we soon discovered that, although stunningly beautiful… are also dangerous weapons! Or so the security people at Belize Airport claimed!! Ann was told she couldn’t carry her conch shell in her had luggage as it could be used as a weapon to slice somebody!!!
CONCH: tasty, beautiful… but potentially deadly!! Watch out for conch terrorists!!