Last (or maybe next to last) Post
12.14.2010 - 12.15.2010 78 °F
Tuesday, 12/14/10 - Wednesday, 12/15/10. As a going away treat last night, I went to a really nice restaurant on the beach. It was called Rico’s. White tablecloths and all. My appetizer was tasty conch fritters which I had never had before. I can’t describe the flavor other than seafood but the texture of conch reminded me of calamari. I ordered the BBQ chicken. The sauce was different, but delicious. All in all the meal was excellent.
It was the first time I had walked home on the beach in the dark. It was very serene and gave me time to reflect on my time here, which I have enjoyed for the most part.
San Pedro is not a quiet little island anymore unless you travel over the bridge to the north end. There is constant traffic of golf carts, minivan taxis, cars and delivery vehicles. Since most of the roads do not have sidewalks, you have to be careful walking. Amazingly, not many pedestrian accidents occur.
This is a tourist town, for sure, but what would make it a better one is if the powers that be would exercise some authority and enact some dog barking laws. They are all over, especially south of town, and several bark 24-7. It is annoying and irritating. I finally wrote an email to one such person who promised to look into it. Unfortunately, too late for me.
I am not in the habit of revisiting places I have already been but if I was; I would not return to Ambergris Caye. I prefer quieter surroundings where I can move into the hustle and bustle at my discretion.
I leave for California tomorrow. This is the last blog entry for this journey, however, check back in a couple weeks as I will post some pictures. I don’t know if I will be able to blog about my Peace Corps experience in Mexico (starting in March), but I’ll let you know.
I wish everyone a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.