But that's not what I want to write about this morning. Strange to lead off with an aside... or did I get distracted coming out of the chute? Whatever. Anyway, I remember, some years ago, when we were first here in Belize, we ended up staying in a total of four different places.
There was Tony and Nellie's house in Ranchito for six months, then came Canadian Bob's duplex on Gringo Lane where we stayed for a month, followed by Jim and Melanie's Thatch-roofed Trinity House, also on Gringo Lane for two or three months, and finally our own place, Casa Winjama, on Ferry Road (officially 'A' Street, South - but nobody knows it as that).
We did all that with all of our possessions in tow too. Conex boxes or shipping containers that you see on cargo ships and on semi trailers were almost non- existent back then - at least to keep for the long-term. We certainly couldn't find any.
What we did manage to find was a great diesel truck, split-axle, and with an 18-foot box on the back that served as our storage container. It moved from place to place with us. If we had found a Conex box, we'd have been dealing with a whole different situation than we had. We either would have had to hire a guard to stay with it, if we placed it on our property, because at that time, we were out in the bush with no nearby neighbors on our side of the canal, or we would have had to drag it somehow from place to place. Which would have meant that we would also have had to hire a trailer for the thing, just so we could move it. The truck was a much better idea.
What would have been an even better idea was if there was someplace to rent where we could actually store our stuff, that was protected, and that we could get into periodically when we needed something out of one box or the other. Unfortunately , at the time, there was nothing like that up here. There was one or two places down in Belize City, but that would have been less than handy for our purposes.
Things change and for the better. The Corozal area now has a storage rental place - G & K Storage Rentals.
|Gina and Keith's|
Their place is located on the south-end of Corozal, just west of Tony's Inn and Beach Resort, on the next road paralleling Almond Drive. Their phone number is 677-6799, or Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They're a great resource to have after all these years.