In my last post I wrote that the temperatures reached highs of 47 deg. C. when you factor in the humidity. That was on the day of the annular eclipse. And then suddenly overnight, it dropped to 27 deg. C with cloudy skies and a cool breeze. Everybody rejoiced. I’m aware that this is what we dreamed about when we were freezing in Canada, but it was just too hot to do anything!
The sea was very cool and refreshing for the first time in months. and the dogs and I spent some time paddling in it during our early morning walks.
This week has been a frustrating one trying to find straws and cups and lids for the shop. Belize doesn’t manufacture very much and a lot of things are imported, mostly from Amazon. However, most shipping companies that come to Belize only sail twice a month and then it takes another two weeks to get here. If you don’t time it right, it could be a month before you get your orders. Then, of course, there’s shipping and import duties which can all add up. If Amazon sends the wrong product, there’s no way to return it. For some reason, you can’t send anything back from Belize to the States.
The company I was buying straws from are out of stock and they’re not sure when they’re going to get any more in. I spent a couple of days scouring the internet for reasonably priced ones with no luck. I eventually found a company who can supply me with some, but again, it’s at least a three week wait and more import duties to be paid. I guess that’s the downside of living in Belize – it’s very difficult to find the things you need. On a positive note, my poptails packaging arrived and I can start production tomorrow.
On Sunday we visited Swasey River Farm again.
Another lovely cool day where we met some new people,
dipped our toes in the pool and had another delicious lunch of chicken, pork and lamb sliders, pork ribs and salads.