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Wordless Wednesday: Waiting for the Rain to Stop

Punta Gorda

Location: Punta Gorda, Belize
 

April 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm 6 comments

Wordless Wednesday: A Pelican Mangrove

Belize Mangrove

Location: Punta Gorda, Belize
 

March 6, 2017 at 9:37 am 9 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose

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Boat Made of Plastic Bottles
Location: Punta Gorda, Belize
 
Love it or hate it, recycled art is coming into vogue. If you care to look, it’s everywhere to appreciate and bring awareness to issues confronting the environment.

While in Punta Gorda, Belize last summer, I saw this boat made from discarded water bottles by the staff of the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE), a local conservation group. Most definitely, it fits the bill.

Bottled water looks so harmless that its potential for mischief can be easily overlook. To start, it doesn’t come cheap as far as energy consumption is concerned. It uses plastic for container which is derived from oil. It costs energy to manufacture that container, to fill it up with water, to package it, to deliver it, to dispose of it and recycle it. Lots of energy are expended through all these processes, which contribute to global warming. Considering that it’s used only once, it doesn’t seem justified.

If you care about the environment, bottled water is the most incorrect way to quench your thirst. Besides, who really needs it when there’s a cheaper alternative? Tests after tests have shown that it’s no better than tap water in most cases.

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January 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm 10 comments

Wordless Wednesday: An Outhouse Fit For Royalty

The Outhouse
Location: Punta Gorda, Belize
 

August 15, 2016 at 8:52 am 8 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

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Location: Punta Gorda, Belize

It was such a beautiful morning. Most of the residents in this coastal town were still asleep. There was hardly any activity going on. I wondered what was keeping them in bed. Didn’t Emily Bronte once said that the best time of the day was over by 10 a.m? Then again, I had to remind myself I was a tourist. I wasn’t supposed to judge.

As I walked around, I saw the remains of what looked like a crab. At the height of the thunderstorm the previous night, it must have tried to cross the street to find a safer place to hide. Sadly, it failed and was crushed by a passing motorist instead.

It was a risk worth taking even though it ended in tragedy. For sure, it was much better than ending in a cooking pot somewhere. I thought it deserved to be remembered for posterity. Hurriedly, I took its picture before I got run over myself.

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August 5, 2016 at 4:34 pm 7 comments

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