The other day we took a cruise around Ambergris Caye to check out the boat docks that were damaged from Hurricane Earl. We saw lots of dock rebuilding in progress!
We started our cruise at Grand Caribe where Super Mario was working hard drilling holes for posts.
Current dock situation at Grand Caribe:
Workers have been at the dock every day since Earl hit and they’ve got about half of the dock complete.
Next on our cruise….the dock at Ak’Bol.
Guys are working hard to get the posts in the water, but per Kirsten, they are waiting until after hurricane season to install the deck boards. Smart move!
And this house….it seems to withstand every storm…but, it is starting to lean just a little bit!
And then we saw this going on at Tiki Maya….what do you think this big wall is for on the west side of the 3rd floor deck??? It’s like they installed a wall of tin roofing material to hide something….or maybe it’s the world’s tallest and widest drive-in movie screen?
Dive Bar’s dock looking great! (well, except for that Bronco’s flag….but we won’t go there!)
In front of Wayo’s where the dock used to be.
The beach at Sandy Toes looking festive with all of their new chairs!
Down to Sandbar we go to find two docks waiting to be rebuilt. According to Brittney, nice, new docks are coming soon!
The new dock at Palapa Bar is coming along! They are not messing around with the construction….they are using solid concrete posts for support.Word on the beach is they are working hard so they can open as soon as possible!!!
Further south we saw Charley from Ecologic driving by!
And the dock that Ecologic rebuilt:
The dock at Fido’s – watch your step on this one!
The water taxi docks were destroyed, so they are using the concrete dock at Central Park.
Serious Adventures repaired building and boat dock.
The old Tackle Box dock (now home to Island Tackle) looks great.
Hurricane’s lost its entire dock….but the restaurant didn’t sustain any damage and is open to serve their delicious food!
Birds have taken up residence on the boat dock where Beer Run used to dock.
At Ramon’s Village, it doesn’t even look like there was ever a dock there. We saw people working on rebuilding the wall.
Down at Caribbean Villas Hotel…..where the giant waterslide “El Diablo” used to stand tall.
At Banyan Bay they now have a gazebo on an island.
We saw some dogs being treated to a beach walk down the Mosquito Coast by Pampered Paws!
(Wasn’t this area full of vegetation before Earl hit?)
The dock at Island Time looks to be in perfect condition…….hopefully, the bowling alley is up and running again too!
Next, Athens Gate –
And the dock at Pelican Reef Villas –
Down further we pass by our friends Gord and Heather’s house….
And then it was time to loop around the lagoon side of the island to come back north.
Are you still with us? There are a lot of pictures here, aren’t there?
While driving in the lagoon Ronnie spotted 2 manatees!
If you look closely you can see one of their noses sticking out of the water….
And Lisa saw a dead chicken floating by….
Chicken of the Sea!!!
Our friends opened up a new fly fishing camp called Cayo Frances and we were on the hunt to find it……after some serious searching in several lagoons, we found it!
Entering the lagoon to Cayo Frances.
There it is!
Unfortunately we weren’t able to actually drive up to the boat dock….it was super shallow and we didn’t know the correct path to take.
Before heading back home we drove by Blackadore Caye to see what Leonardo DiCaprio was up to…..
He wasn’t there, but there were several people on the island who were waving to us and taking our picture as we were taking this one.
After a long day on the boat, Dooley Bear was exhausted and it was time to head home.