We went on a little day trip for Dennis's birthday in November and took our friend Melanie along for the boat ride. We hired our friend Jason Williams, a tour guide from Monkey River Village for the day. Dennis opted for a trip off the beaten path to explore up the Sennis River and Indian Hills Lagooon. As always, we started off at our place and we headed up to Placencia to pick up Melanie.
|Passing by the sea side of our place. You can just see a bit of red roof near the center.
A quick 25 minute trip today to get Melanie, because the weather was so fine and the sea was mirror flat. Then we backtracked south a few miles to get to the mouth of the Sennis River. The Sennis is not a long river and the mouth opens into mangrove islands, so it is easy to miss. Jason, however, grew up these parts and knows his way around.
|Along the bank of the river near the sea are the remains of the dock at a defunct shrimp farm. A dirt track dead ends near the dock. It goes the Monkey River Road.
|Near its mouth, the river is quite broad.
It has 2 branches, each of which narrow pretty quickly.
|It was jellyfish season. I didn't know there was such a thing, but near the mouth where the river is still tidal, the water was chock full of jellyfish.
|A small fresh water spring was dripping out of that blueish layer of clay along the bank.
|Dennis and Melanie. Jason was standing on the steering console so he could scout for manatees while steering with his feet as we idled along the lagoon.
|The day was so calm with barely a hint of breeze to disturb the water.
It was a fine day.