“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
~ Jacques Cousteau
In January we had to leave the USA for a few days in accordance with our visitors visa requirements, so we took a week’s vacation in San Pedro, a town on the southern part of the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. As you will see from my pics of the sea and its lovely beach, it wasn’t such an imposition and gave me seven blissful days in paradise.
The first permanent settlers of San Pedro who arrived between 1848 and 1849, were farmers and fishermen. Here is one of the original Mayan canoes carved from a single tree trunk.
Fishing isn’t only done by the fishermen. These brown Pelicans are to be seen everywhere.
The fish here must have a really tough battle for survival.
Sun, sea and sand is the recipe for a really relaxing holiday.
Even when the sky isn’t so blue, at the seaside there is beauty all around.
At times it was really breezy and the palm trees waved most enthusiastically. My hair did the same. 🙂
It’s a veritable kite-surfer’s paradise.
Being at the seaside, offers so many recreational possibilities.
You can even dive down into it for a closer look.
At times the ocean can be rather treacherous,
but mostly, it’s calming influence has a wonderfully renewing effect on the soul.
Is it any wonder that we love to spend our summer holidays close to the sea?
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I could spend the rest of my days in a wonderous place like this!! Beautiful. 🙂
I have to admit that it was a real paradise there. Thanks so much for the visit here. 🙂
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The vacation sounds wonderful and it is beautiful.
Yes it was a fabulous place to spend some time, Connie.
Good gracious! You nailed this challenge! Great tremendous job capturing all those expert photography. Excellent job.
I’ve done snorkellig but I havent done scuba diving. I’m so afraid I won’t be able to follow istructions. Ahihihi… Plus I am far from a swimmer nor a diver, even in the pool. 😀 😦
I’m also not a great water baby. Hubby is the scuba guy. I didn’t take that pic. 😀
Hi AD, who was the scubadude 😉
You don’t recognise him?? 🙂
What heavenly seascapes Sylvia!
Thanks so much, Madhu. 🙂
Oh, I agree – so rejuvenating, AD! Gorgeous photo’s.
Thanks, adee. 🙂
The water is so beautiful. Great photos.
Thanks so much, Ron. 🙂
Yes it was, Suzanne. 🙂
Beautiful sea photographs, dear my friend have nice day With love maxima
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
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I remember when you did that trip. How long does your visa allow you to stay?
We can stay for 180 days per year, but have to leave and come back after 90.
Thanks for letting me know.
Incredible, ad. All beautiful shots, but those pelicans steal my heart. My late mother-in-law loved those creatures. Thanks for a sweet memory. ❤
You’re so welcome, Gemma. They are beautiful birds. 🙂
A paradise indeed :D. Do you dive a lot Sylvia?
Thanks, Paula. No I don’t dive at all, but hubby does. 🙂
Beautiful, and enticing, pictures of the sea in Belize, Sylvia. I think I’d love to go there myself right now!
Thanks so much, Cathy. It was a lovely relaxing holiday. 🙂
Yep, this looks like your kind of beach and holiday. I wonder if you would find my beaches to your liking. I prefer cool and invigorating over hot and balmy.
I’m sure I would find your beaches most invigorating, Gunta. 🙂
what a beautiful sea photographs, dear AD, I loved them all. Thank you, have a nice day, love, nia
Thanks so much, Nia. 🙂 xx
When I saw the challenge I knew it would be a good one. Your photos are proof that I was right. How cool was the shipwreck to see? That island is something very special.
Yes it’s a great place to visit. Glad you enjoyed the pics. 🙂
such a super entry AD, it looks like Paradise …. love the underwater shots … and the pelicans!
Thanks so much, Christine. 🙂
As always – I enjoy your adventures & the moments that you share!
Thanks so much, RoSy. 🙂
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Stunning post Ad, it looks like you had a fabulous holiday 🙂
Thanks so much, Georgia. 🙂
Great photos! Love to be there 🙂
Thanks, Amy. 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. 🙂
beautiful, I loved seeing the shipwreck…so calming
I’m inviting you to come link up with us for Travel Photo Mondays, a link up carnival that runs all week starting on Mondays, hope you can join.
Thanks so much for your visit to my blog, Noel. I’ll watch out for the new travel photo challenge. 🙂
If everyone had that on their doorstep, wouldn’t the world be a happy place, Ad? 🙂
Yes, I’m sure it would be a quite delightful place Jo, although no-one would want to go to school or work. 🙂
Great photos! I really enjoy your post.
Thanks so much, Molly. 🙂
What a fabulous quote to sum up your beautiful series of photographs. Cousteau was such an inspiration!
Thanks so much, Elisa, Yes I love his way of thinking. 🙂
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Beautiful… and I just love palmtrees!
Thanks so much, Ute. 🙂
Beautiful photos, Sylvia.. 🙂
Glad you liked them, Bams. 🙂
Looks like an amazing spot!
What a group of pelicans!
Yes it was, Phil, and so many Pelicans waiting next to the beach for the fishermen to finish filleting the fish, so that they could grab the leftovers. 🙂
I’d love to see pelicans, I don’t think I have even in a zoo.
That’s quite sad, Gilly. I think you need a trip to Belize. 🙂
I’ve always wanted to do paragliding – maybe, one day 😉
Lovely pics AD 🙂
Well, I can tell you, it’s quite exhilarating. 😯
Gotta love those pelicans…. I love watching them dive for dinner… great photos.
Thanks so much, RMW. 🙂
Great sea shots ad!
Thanks, Hopestar. 🙂
Stunning gallery .. and the color of that ocean .. compare to mine. And even under the sea … as YellowCable said her above … I can almost feel the breeze. *smile Excellent entry.
Thanks, Viveka. Yes, the ocean is a fabulous shade of turquoise. 🙂
Love these shots!
Thanks so much. 🙂
Lovely beach. 🙂 The sand looks so good for walking.
Thanks, Imelda. Yes it was a great beach. 🙂
Now that looks like the best holiday ever AD. Great shots of the Pelicans hon. Thanks for sharing this beauty. 😀 *hugs*
Thanks, Sonel. Yes, those Pelicans were ‘darling’. 🙂
I have lived in the mountains, but it is the sea that beckons me the most. Add some palm trees and I’m in heaven. Great shots, Sylvia and the ship wreck is a bonus.
Thanks so much, Lynne. I agree that the ocean is a winner. 🙂
Lovely photos ! … The brown pelicans are such cuties … And the photos under water … WOW ! // Maria 🙂
Thanks, Maria. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
The view is absolutelly amazing.You did a great job capturing this wonderful place!
Thanks so much, Corina. 🙂
These are beautiful. How interesting to see the shipwreck.
Thanks Colline. Glad you enjoyed the pics. 🙂
Sylvia, that is just so incredibly peaceful and breathtaking! What a beautiful place to visit. Hugs to you from down under. Paula xxxxx
Thanks, dear Paula. Hugs back to you. 🙂 xx
This is cool. I can almost feel the breeze.
Thanks so much, YC. 🙂