It was pitch dark out, so Barry had to hunt for his headlamp and quickly get his bike ready to make the ride into town. I was sure he wouldn't make it in time because by the time he got going, he had only 20 minutes before they closed. Fortunately, he is a speedy cyclist, and they had just re-graded the dirt road from Grand Caribe on down to Reef Village, so it was a faster ride than it had been lately with all the potholes, and he made it just in the nick of time to pick up our precious cargo!
Here is what we got from Sol Farms:
Since we had never ordered from Sol Farms before, we didn't know how we were supposed to pay, but Greg informed us that he invoices, and we would go to his bank and deposit the payment. We have been surprised to learn that this is how many payments are made in Belize. We paid our shipper for our goods from the US this way, as well as Goss Chocolate in Placencia when we placed an order from them. Although paying at the bank does involve a bit of waiting in line, it is a simple way to make a payment in a country where credit cards are not nearly as widely used as in the U.S. Fortunately, now that we're retired and living on island time, we have the time to do things a bit more slowly!