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Wednesday
Jul112018

Belize

We just arrived home from a wonderful family holiday at Table Rock Jungle Lodge in Belize. Our beautiful home away from home in the rainforest of Belize. A luxury cabin in the rainforest, complete with swimming pool (where Hayden took his first real solo swim), river for tubing and farmyard animals. Wonderful.

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jul102018

My friend the iguana

Monday
Jul092018

Xunantunich

The Mayan city of Xunantunich. First settled 500 BCE, it grew into a major centre until 600 CE. It was abandoned in 750 CE for 30 years, for reasons that remain unknown, but it was reoccupied and lived on until ~1000 CE, when it was one of the last Mayan cities to fall.

Sunday
Jul082018

The rainforest at night

I love the symphony of a rainforest at night. The gentle flap of wings as bats unfurl and fly out into the night, the chirping of territorial geckos, the soft coo of an owl hooting and the patter of rain falling on the canopy, all set against the background chorus of insect calls.

Relaxing to go to sleep to, sheltered in our rainforest cabin. Slightly nerve-racking to walk around in, with all the creepy-crawlies; scorpians, toads and thousands upon thousands of spider eyes glinting at you.

Friday
Jul062018

Mayan cooking

Leaning how to cook tamales, corn tortillas and hot chocolate from scratch. Turns out it all involves an awful lot of grinding, no wonder the Mayan women all developed arthritis. Hayden became good friends with the local ducks.

Wednesday
Jul042018

Black Howler Monkeys

Black Howler monkeys. In Mayan myth, the gods tried to create humanity three times. The first attempt was from earth, but the new people were washed away during the floods. The second attempt was from sticks, but the people burnt in the fires, creating the black howler monkeys. It was only the third attempt, from maize, that was successful.