31 October, 2017

Traveling Away From Home

I've kept a low profile for the last month or more because I have been busy with traveling (and other things).  First, by boat from our place to the airstrip, dodging the light sprinkles of rain.  From there I caught a flight on a small plane to the international airport.
The purple line marks the route of our boat from WilDen (our place) to the canal next to the Placencia Airstrip, 15 miles.
The Placencia Airstrip, serviced by 2 local commercial airlines - Maya Island Air and Tropic Air.
Placencia Airstrip to Dangriga Airstrip, 35 miles.

On the Tropic Air flight at the Placencia Airstrip.

Taxiing down the runway.  The canal to the left is where I got dropped off in our boat a little earlier.  I hopped out of the skiff and walked down the runway to the terminal - after looking both ways for planes.  ;-) 
In the air over the Placencia peninsula.

Looking toward the Cockscomb range with shrimp farms in the foreground.

Looking down on the north end of the Placencia peninsula.

Banana farm below, with jungle on either side.

Maya Mountains and jungle in the mist.

A development called "Sanctuary" near the village of Hopkins.

The Coastal Highway.  Travel at own risk during the rainy season.

Citrus farm next to the Hummingbird Highway.
Misty jungle with nearly hidden farm clearings.

Airstrip at the town of Dangriga.  This was a quick stop to take on additional passengers.
I flew on the the international airport just outside Belize City to catch my flight to the US.
Dangrigia to Philip Goldson International Airport, 45 miles.

 The photo below was taken in my destination city. 
Where was eye?
More coming soon.


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    1. You got it one. A very realistic sculpture.

  2. What an adventure! (Just getting to the airport...)

    1. Always an adventure, Mitchell. That's one of the joys of living here.

  3. That's a great set of photos Wilma, I love the banana and citrus farms, I didn't realise that they grew them that organised and commercially.

    1. Citrus and banana are a major part of the economy in Belize, right after tourism. Glad you liked the photos, Derek.

  4. I'm glad you asked, because I thought it was just me who didn't know.
    Hmmm, the Mexican peninsula (if that's even a place)...?
    I'll be back to find out.
    Have a wonderful holiday time, Wilma, where-ever you are.

    1. Sometimes it takes a while to figure out, Robyn! I take it you are on a trip now?
      Sorry, but your guess is not correct. However, you get credit for the creating the new geographic local "Mexican Peninsula", AKA the Yucatan Peninsula. ;-) It was a good trip, but involved cataract surgery (easy peasy). I got good help from my sister and from my brother, and it was great to spend time with them. A pirate-themed holiday with eye-patches.

  5. Just getting around Belize alone can be an adventure!

    1. You know that first hand! Any plans to come back? We would love to see you again.


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