WPC: The Sea

“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.

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Fishing isn’t only done by  the fishermen. These brown Pelicans are to be seen everywhere.

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The fish here must have a really tough battle for survival.

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Sun, sea and sand is the recipe for a really relaxing holiday.

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Even when the sky isn’t so blue, at the seaside there is beauty all around.

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At times it was really breezy and the palm trees waved most enthusiastically. My hair did the same. 🙂

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It’s a veritable kite-surfer’s paradise.

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Being at the seaside, offers so many recreational possibilities.

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You can even dive down into it for a closer look.

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At times the ocean can be rather treacherous,

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but mostly, it’s calming influence has a wonderfully renewing effect on the soul.

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Is it any wonder that we love to spend our summer holidays close to the sea?

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Lunch with a view

Our last day in San Pedro, and the weather is gorgeous, but the sun is rather fierce, so we found a shady table at a beach cafe. We decided this would be the healthiest and most cooling lunch.

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Just in front of us, there were several activities going on. It’s a perfect day for a bit of yachting.

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This kite surfer was also having fun,

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and the pelicans were keeping a look out for their lunch.

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Tomorrow we head back to Florida. It’s been such a great week.