Logging in Paradise
Today the Grand Caribe folks moved a huge tree trunk (presumably a palm) that had washed up along the seawall out of the water and across the beach to prevent golf carts from parking and turning around in front of Chico Caribe. This is just a temporary fix as the "road" next to Chico was only intended for construction and will eventually be closed off to motorized vehicles so none will even get to this point on the beach. We were eating lunch on our veranda after our bike ride into town for groceries, so watching this "beach logging" provided some fine drama.
Today was an excellent day for wind, as you can see from the palm fronds in the photos above. With strong easterly breezes, the waves were roaring over the barrier reef and beyond. The next two photos show the difference in the sea state at the reef offshore and beyond versus inside the reef, where there are really no waves, only tiny wavelets on occasion. This makes for some great swimming for Paisley, along with boating, kayaking, and snorkeling for the rest of us, but Belize is not a place to come to surf!