Winter In Paradise

21 Jan

This is our fifth winter living in beautiful Bacalar, Mexico, on the Belize/Mexico border. In past years we’ve had a weeklong “cold spell”which required the addition of a light blanket and a long sleeve shirt in the morning until the sunrise. Our house is screened with persianas (Florida shutters) to protect from rain. We call it “glamping”, (luxury camping). This year has very been different.

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Persianas looking onto the screened porch and out to the Laguna.

With extreme snow and ice storms covering Northern Mexico, the US and other parts of the world, we have been enjoying a very cool, comfortable two months here in paradise. My MIL Alice, skinny little thing that she is, has been “freezing” and has brought out her electric blanket. Lol.

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The view to our front gardens.

Our nights have been in the mid 50s (13C) with lovely sunny days in the 70s (23-25C). Knowing how hot it gets in the summer, we are enjoying every minute.

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The women’s solidarity march in Chetumal 2017 (I’m second from right with Lisa in orange and Alice in pink)

It has also been dry, so my jungle walks have been wonderful beyond description. Watching the dogs cavort, I have been reminiscent of my lifelong predilection for walking.

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Luna heads for our jungle trail.

I used to pick wild blackberries walking down our country lane, crossing the railroad tracks on my way home from school in New Jersey. Those were the days parents didn’t hover fearfully over their children. My first homesick days of college, I walked the neighborhood around my school enjoying the falling leaves and breathing the cool air. In the 80’s I pushed my son’s stroller through the alleyways around our house in Okinawa, Japan, peering in windows, again homesick, but loving my new adventure.

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Summer will bring heat, rain and mosquitoes. Even the dogs won’t walk in a shower. The dirt trail will be a mud slide that will likely shorten our daily ritual. For now I will enjoy the time with the dogs, the temperatures and my musings. When Luna gives me the look that can not be ignored, I will lace up my shoes and head for the door. Seize the moment! for the only thing we can count on is change.

DOS TORTAS 

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8 Responses to “Winter In Paradise”

  1. Jack Scott January 21, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

    Enjoy it while it lasts!

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    • afish25 January 21, 2018 at 5:37 pm #

      That goes for just about everything.

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  2. smcghee333 January 21, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    Glad y’all are still enjoying the cool weather. 68 degrees here today….10 degrees here last Sunday. Weird!!! The photos make me miss Bacalar!!!! ( I finally got my WordPress password dilemma figured out!)

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    • afish25 January 21, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

      Yeah! I look forward to your comments.

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  3. Karen Swezey January 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

    Love hearing about you cool 70s winter! We are already looking forward to our next visit to Bacalar next January😎

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  4. Laird J. Markland January 27, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    I’m envious with each update I read of yours. It’s hasn’t been a bad winter here, but certainly not the paradise you two have there.

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