We've been busy working on several projects. Biggest one is repairs to our seawall and replenishing the sand on the beach after Hurricane Julia (no, not Lisa, Julia was the one before). That will take a month or more of hard work by our crew to finish. More fun is monitoring sea turtle nesting activity. So far this year there have been 18 crawls, the most we have ever seen. Of course that doesn't mean there are 18 actual nests; some crawls seem to be primarily exploratory. I'll do a separate post on turtles once the season is over. Another ongoing project is documenting birds and I am having great fun with the Merlin App using Sound ID. They have recently added more Belize birds to the Sound ID feature.
Did you know there was a lunar eclipse November 8? The best viewing time for us was between 3:00 and 5:00am. The sky was crystal clear at 2:00 and I got my first photo at 3:00 with just a tiny edge of darkness showing up.
|This is with my phone. Mitchell should have been here - his moon photos are superb!|
Two days later, the moon was in her glory rising over Great Monkey Cay.
|The moon is looking right at me!|
|Reflection on a calm sea.|
|Also reflections on a calm sea.|
This morning's sky view was of these super cool clouds.
Then all hell broke loose, so Clove and I made a mad dash for home. No aliens, just 1/3rd an inch of rain in 15 minutes. Always something exciting going on.