Category Archives: Belize

Another Weather Window Approaching

A nice calm spell is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday with the winds picking up again on Friday, so we are very much hoping that we can clear out tomorrow and head out towards Cabo San Antonio around lunchtime Wednesday. … Continue reading

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13.7 Knots – Fast Sleigh Ride To Isla Mujeres From Belize

Wow, what a ride! Fast and furiously, ‘Beyzano’ made her way from the southern tip of Turneffe Atoll in Belize to Isla Mujeres, Mexico covering the 260 miles in just 35 hours. Our top speed was 13.7 knots and we … Continue reading

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Hurricane Earl – Just A Whisper Away

We have all been watching the Tropical Storm named Earl for a few days as it was predicted to take a path quite close to us and may reach hurricane status this afternoon as it approaches Belize. Being tucked up … Continue reading

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Over The Bar Into The Stunning Rio Dulce – Then The Night From Hell

Our 3 days getting to Nana Juana Marina in the Rio Dulce, Guatemala were eventful to say the least. We had to endure 3 thunderstorms, being dragged over the shallow mud bar at the Rio entrance, then getting stuck and … Continue reading

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Two Months In Paradise Comes To An End

Briefly we are back in Placencia to clear out of Belize after a wonderful couple of months cruising in the beautiful waters and visiting the lovely cays. Placencia feels like home now and we will be sad to leave but … Continue reading

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Visiting Belize’s Offshore Atolls & The Blue Hole

The 3 atolls are Turneffe, Lighthouse and Glovers, Turneffe being just 8 miles east of the barrier reef and our first stop. We left Placencia with ‘Moody Mistress’ to sail close to the wind for Garbutt Cay for an overnight … Continue reading

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Day Trip Into The Lush Interior Of Belize

Yesterday we hired a car from Placencia Car Hire for 56 GBP and drove north along the long peninsular road to visit a small ‘town’ called Hopkins where they have some Mayan crafts and buildings. The car was air-conditioned and … Continue reading

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Free Time In Belize

After more than four months of keeping to a schedule, we are finally on our own again and with time on our hands to relax and meander. Although we do have the rather pressing constraint of hurricane season creeping up … Continue reading

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Challenging Navigation And A Proposal In Paradise

We drifted slowly south to the Placencia anchorage under the genoa, anchoring in the sandy mud in the middle of the bay. It was calm, sunny and great to be in the breeze again. I booked a haircut, the first … Continue reading

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Luxurious Week Marina Bound In Placencia, Belize

Our luxurious week has come to an end but on the plus side, Beyzano hasn’t looked so clean and shiny for a long time. We scrubbed her, polished her and washed everything, despite the cost of the water here and … Continue reading

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