It Is What It Is

Trip Start Mar 11, 2011
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Flag of Belize  , Stann Creek,
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ah, what a strange but intriguing place Placencia is. This tiny fishing village is set on a long peninsula dotted with houses on stilts. It has just two main roads, one for cars and one for pedestrians. The latter's claim to fame is being "the narrowest mainstreet in the world" according to the Guinness Book of Records, apparently.
 
It has such a laidback, Caribbean feel that we had little choice but to continue our laidbackness. The beaches were mostly windy except for a small stretch near the dock where we frolicked with countless, colourful starfish and Sofie and Chad. We also hung out with our remaining sailboat buddies - Jerrod, Lorraine, Denise - at their beachfront pad, reminiscing about the very special 3-days we had just shared.

Brenda's Grill near the dock kept up well-fed. For just 15 Belize dollars she serves a cold drink, 3 huge pieces of BBQ jerk chicken, rice, coleslaw and scrumptious chocolate cake for dessert. She calls everyone "Baby" and facilitates small talk with other locals and sailboat owners. 

People are always amused to meet South Africans travelling, for many we are their first, and almost certainly the first mixed race ones. Yes, Dee is looking more "mixed race" these days. Since the sailing trip my tan has deepened from golden to bronze. In contrast, Mario is constantly mistaken for a Belizean, speaking Creole to him right away. He blends in easily, except perhaps for his huge tattoo!

A pleasant little town just perfect for adjusting to life post sailing bliss.
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