08 Sep

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Bumping onto the 5km causeway that leads to Crooked Tree, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I got grumpier as I negotiated the rocks, sand and mud on the road that crosses the lagoon and joins the wildlife sanctuary and village to the main highway.

Slowing up I began to realise we had left the traffic noise behind and the air was filled with the sound of the wind, bird song and insects.

When the lagoon came into sight we saw turkey vultures, cormorants, herons and egrets. This is a special place. Read More

07 Sep

HAYWAY Episode 19 – Dangriga, Belize

After a period of gallivanting, we are finally back on the bikes and rediscovering the joys of cycle touring. We have the country and people of Belize to thank for this. Sure it’s stinking hot but we are pedalling with coping strategies in place and they seem to be working fine. We visit the amazing zoo, the prison and ride the glorious Hummingbird Highway.

Cycle touring in Belize

Clockwise from top left: Causeway at Crooked Tree; Belizean currency; Belize Central Prison; Pam and Jeff in Burrell Boom; Tony’s Cool Spot in Burrell Boom.

Cycle touring in Belize

Clockwise from top right: Junior Buddy the jaguar sleeping in the afternoon; Carlos the puma; the ‘pond croc’; Belize Zoo sign; Indy the tapir.

Cycle touring in Belize

Clockwise from top left: Baden cooling off; Baden excitedly heading for baked goods; recording the podcast in Dangriga; Hummingbird Highway selfie; valley along Hummingbird Highway.


05 Sep

Ana Pais Oliveira: Pintura fora de si

IMG_20150531_145129497I have been meaning to post about this exhibition for ages! We saw Ana’s work at Museo Municipal Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso in Amarante, Portugal.

The collection was displayed in one beautiful old room and I just loved her lines, colours, textures and use of wood, ink, acrylic and paper.

My particular favs are the smaller group of eight paintings you can see below. View other pieces from the exhibition at anapaisoliveira.com.

Ana Pais 1

01 Sep

Mobile library

Travellers historyA Traveller’s History of the Caribbean
James Ferguson
Recommended to me by both my Mum and Dad, I finished this book in Mexico just in time to enter Belize. This country is known as a bridge between Central America and the Caribbean. The people have more in common with those in the islands than their nearby neighbours in Guatemala and Mexico.

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