Though a straight line appears to be the shortest distance between 2 points, life has a way of confounding geography. Often it is the dalliances and the detours that define us. There are no maps to guide our most important searches; we must rely on hope, chance, intuition and a willingness to be surprised.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Our knowledgeable guide with the 1500 year old carving off the Jaguar God.

When the Mexico trip was scuppered by passport problems, I made some virtue out of adversity by doing the one-day boat trip to the ancient Mayan site of Lamanai instead. This is one of Belize’s most popular tourist activities and was a pretty nice trip, though not quite as memorable as Altun Ha.

I saw an alligator, dolphins and these howler monkeys over the weekend. Sadly the only close up wildlife photos I get are when the wildlife has passed over to the other side...

Gordon Brown was always jealous of his Belizian counterpart’s exotic walk to work

The huge, and hugely impressive, Temple of the Jaguar.

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