Saturday, November 28, 2015

11-28-2015 Boating with Nadia & Steve

This Saturday was the last day in Belize for Ingrid's daughter, Nadia, and her husband, Steve.  Ingrid and Yuri wanted to take
them out boating for their last day, and we were happy to be invited along.
The mangrove trees were flowering, and the flowers are beautiful.

Here is a close-up of a flower from the mangrove tree.

Steve and Nadia were prepared for bugs on the river as we left.

Leaving Ingrid and Yuri's lovely dock (newly extended).

A newly sunken boat on the river, probably from all the recent flooding.

Sittee River Marina

The view as we approached the sea from the river

There are almost always fish to be caught at the mouth of the river, and this day was no exception.  Almost immediately upon
entering the sea a Bonita Tuna was caught and reeled in.

We anchored near Bread and Butter Cayes to enjoy some snorkeling, relaxing, and more fishing.

Steve and Nadia preparing for snorkeling

Steve (and later Yuri) fished some more and caught an additional five fish for dinner.

Pooch knows that when the boat stops people are busy snorkeling and fishing, so he takes the
opportunity to get in a little snooze.  But, as soon as the boat starts moving again he is up and
asking for you to pet him.  He's a sweetie!

At about 3 o'clock we started heading back home since it does get dark shortly after 5 pm now.

Storm clouds actively raining in the distance.

At the other end of that huge rain cloud...a small rainbow.

On the river heading back we experienced a little rain, then another lovely rainbow, with a very faint second rainbow to the
right.  (It was much easier to see in person than it is in this photo.)

Nadia and Steve were happy to have a mostly sunny day, and a good day on the water, before they had to leave.

From this angle one end of the rainbow seemed to be on the river itself.

Dramatic clouds over the river

Upon returning Yuri cleaned the fish, and Ingrid prepared dinner while we sat and talked, watching the parrots fly overhead.

It's amazing how the lighting on the river changes as the sun sets.

Looking upstream as the sun set - it was a lovely end to a very nice day.

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