“Independence Day” in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.


No lengthy narrative from me for this edition. I got up. Spent some time on the veranda. Watched a couple of Premiership games (none of them particularly scintillating). Had breakfast. And then Rose and I went to the town center to watch the Independence Day parade. And what follows is a load of photos to let you see what we saw.

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On the way to the start point at Boca del Rio.

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And another one.

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A wave, just for me!

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So colourful. And so gracious.

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I like this one better though.

Rose and I then went to Angel Coral Street (Back Street) to watch the parade and catch the participants when they were at their freshest (it was also not as hot and crowded for us as it was in Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street). Some things you learn with age!

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Fire engine (truck) leading the parade.

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Miss San Pedro on the first float. And then the procession.

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Don’t drop that Belikin!

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They don’t need a group.

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But they do!

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Don’t ask me what they are doing!

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Or these two either.

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As I hope you can see from the photos, everyone in the parade really gave their all in extremely hot conditions but they always showed that they were enjoying it. And we did too.

The headline for today’s edition is fairly obvious. It honours the 32nd birthday of Belize’s independence. It was also s single released by Martina McBride in 1994 which reached number twelve in the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

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