“One Fine Day” in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

In yesterday’s second edition of the day I mentioned that the temperature had dropped and it was chilly. What I should have ‘said’ was that it was cold. Very cold (OK by the standards of where many of you are reading this it would be considered warm but here? Itwas COLD).

So cold in fact that when I got up at around 05.15 hours and had made my mug of black coffee and ventured out to the veranda with my iPad I realised – and very quickly – that it was NOT the place to take my early morning ‘me time’, so I headed back indoors, quickly.

The drop in temperature didn’t stop work on our fence though. Rubio arrived -early as usual – at around 06.40 hours – and within minutes was setting up the tools for the day and he hadn’t quite finished doing this when Mike, Moses and Pablo followed each other in quick succession and after a brief chat (I assume discussing the ‘action plan’ for the day) got ‘to it’ on the fence. But not before they had taken advantage of the ‘breakfast cart’.


Fuelled up the work then began with Moses and Pablo focussing on the roadside (eastern) fence.


Moses waiting for Pablo to bring the wood for the horizontals.

Whilst at the back of the house Rubio was waiting for Mike to bring the wood for the lagoon side (western) fence.


And then they really started



Ofel Flota , the building contractor we have employed to construct the fence, arrived at around 10.00 hours, to check on progress and quality of work.


Ofel (obviously on the ‘bike) arrives.


And then out back.

Once Ofel had left work resumed at a pace and the vertical planks for the roadside fence started to be fitted.



I took a trip to ‘Town to pay a few bills and by the time I got back they were finishing off the front fence.






Just the gate and the stand (on the inside of the fence) for the rubbish (garbage for non UK readers) bin to go.

OK, it had been cold but as far as I was concerned it had been one fine day.

The headline is based on the single released in 1963 by The Chiffons which reached number five in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number twenty-nine in the UK Singles Chart.


  1. Wilma says:

    Nice looking fence!

  2. Hi,

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    Please send me an email and I will forward additional information.


    Simone Harrison

  3. lifeagain says:

    Thanks for the post John and nice photos…..
    Now let me get this straight….the front view of the photos/house is ocean and NO crocs/gators? And then back view is lagoon and that is where there is gators/crocs rumored but not actually seen up to this point? Now is it okay for you, Rose and neighbors to frolic or swim, both feet in water and enjoy the front view/ocean with no worries or concern and never, never never in the back view lagoon?

    Nice photos…you are STILL in rare and great form…..

    Thanks and thanks again.

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