25 October, 2009

What!? It's Sunday Again?

I guess it's time for another grab bag. Nothing in particular, just some shots accumulating in the camera.

First up, some young men we saw beside one of the creeks that empties into the bay. This one is right in front of the Social Security building. They're using a cast net, tossing it into the creek to catch small sardines or minnows or "baits" as they called them. Which made sense as that's what they were going to be used for - as bait for their morning's fishing expedition.

When I asked if they minded if I took their picture, all three straightened up like soldiers and froze for the camera. It took a small bit of coaxing to get them to forget the camera and just do what they were doing.
Catching Some "Baits"
This shot is of one of the fishing boats (I think it's No Eyes) that is usually tied up either at the fisherman's pier or down where they work on the boats. it's unusual to see a boat anchored out.
Fishing Boat At Anchor
This is one of the usual shots here in Corozal.  I know, it's just so hum-drum to have to shoot pictures like this all the time. I can't help it. It's just such a gorgeous waterfront and we have to walk by it every day! How do we do it?
The Senior Pelican on His Perch
I call the one roosting on the perch the senior one, because it just seems like that is what the ranking pelican would do. Sometimes, the other pelicans are floating, like ships in the anchorage, but he's the one who gets to keep his feet dry for the night.

Of course, now and then there's an interloper. Like this morning, one of the great blue herons that are around here a lot, took over the perch. Looks pretty majestic too.
Great Blue Heron on the Perch
At about a quarter to four this morning, I had my doubts about us walking the dogs. It began to rain, and eventually came down quite hard too - for about 10 minutes. Just long enough to close some windward louvers and let the doggies in, so they didn't get wet.

When it came time for walkies, the road was pretty much like normal, just some of the potholes with water. The surface hadn't become wet enough to become slippery, so we were able to do our usual 3.5 mile walk (with Twyla, this morning) into town and the market.

Speaking of the walk, we saw Mae and Craig and a passel of folks all with binoculars and cameras (most of them Belizeans too) along the water front, north past the Thunderbolt pier. We stopped to see what was going on. It was a birding expedition. They were all chattering (or is it chirping?) about a couple of birds they had just seen. After exchanging pleasantries, we continued on our way.

We've been car-less now for about a week. Rick, the mechanic is rebuilding the Isuzu's engine. We should be getting it back sometime today. That's good, as we're going to have to go over to Belmopan sometime this next week to get additional pages sewn into our passports.

Speaking of trips, I might be going with Doug down to Belize City this week too. He's got to check on a replacement battery for his solar set-up, so I thought I'd tag along. We might stop at the Riverside Tavern as well. The place is reputed to have the best burgers in Belize. We'll see how they measure up.

3 comments:

  1. Hah... "Have to" walk by the bay.. Hmmmmrh!

    I know better - you could turn the other way and head toward the ferry. Now that would be a walk!!! *grin*

    And then you could turn up the divided road and head inland before you get to the main pier.. lots of different ways. But, then again, were it me I'd do it your way. ENJOY...

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