“What a Fool Believes” in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.


Up bright and early yesterday morning and out on the veranda – the western, lagoon facing one on the first floor- with a mug of black coffee (no sugar) and my iPad (the old one, not my iPad Air).

I sat out there for around ninety minutes , reading The Times online and catching up on emails and Facebook and then shortly before 07.00 hours I wandered down to the front gate to unlock it so Lloyd and his boys could get in for their day in the garden!

With the guys spreading the gravel I then showered, shaved, brushed my teeth, got dressed and headed to ‘Town for breakfast at Estel’s Dine By the Sea where I knew that I could tick off a few of Julian’s photo challenges.

Julian’s photo.

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My photo

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Location? The Gent’s toilet in Estel’s Dine By the Sea.

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Believe me now?

Julian’s photo.

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My photo (minus the birds).

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Location? Under the Aqua Sub dock in front of Estel’s.

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Returning home with a full belly and with two of Julian’s challenges off my list I was pleased to see the guys making good progress with the path laying.

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And Lloyd was busy tidying up the area between the two staircases.

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Looks pretty scruffy doesn’t it.

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The guys stopped working on the path when a lorry (truck for you non UK readers ‘out there’) delivering wood for the dock arrived.

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The driver took an absolute age (I lost count of how many times he reversed and then pulled forward ) manoeuvring his way through the gate. He displayed all of the signs of having a ‘blue note license’! So called locally because for the payment of BZ$100 (the bank note which is blue in colour) he obtained his driving license!

He eventually -with much barracking from all of us – made it through the gates and the wood was quickly unloaded.

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By now it was becoming patently obvious that my calculation of twenty-four yards of gravel being enough was wrong. A classic case of what a fool believes. I need to order another three yards, I’d under estimated by 12.5%.

Knowing that the delivery would have to wait until Monday, Lloyd and his guys turned their attention to starting work on the building of the dock. And they started by preparing the supports.

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Cutting the PVC pipes to size.

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Rebar frames being moved in to position.

And then it was time for the concrete pour.

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The guys were back again yesterday working on the dock but you’ll have to wait until the next edition to follow the progress. Cruel? You bet!

The headline for today’s edition is based on the single released in 1979 by The Doobie Brothers which reached number one in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number thirty-one in the UK Singles Chart.

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7 thoughts on ““What a Fool Believes” in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

  1. I figured that you’d get most of those near Estel’s pretty quick. I am confident, however, that some of the othes will give you a harder time. Have fun with ’em.

  2. Rock or Gravel never seems to go as far as calculated and then the little buggers seem to disappear after awhile to the great unknown. Looking Nice

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