A Field Trip to Belize
An ocean so crystal clear,
Watching the Southern Stingrays glide beneath the Pier.
An Island laden with palm trees,
With coconuts as many as you please.
Take a dive into the deep,
And from the Coral they will peep.
The bluest Blue Tang and the rockiest Rock Beauty,
The melodious French Grunt, a humorous Clown Wrasse and Sergeant Major on duty.
It’s a mystifying canvas, so exquisite,
Colours so explicit.
The Yellowhead Wrasse or the Peacock Flounder,
How many will one encounter?
Submerging into the darkness,
A new world of richness,
A swift glance of a glowing Moray Eel,
There is yet much more to reveal.
But as the Cushion Sea Stars shimmer,
The lights reduce to a glimmer,
The mysteries of the brine,
Will continue to enshrine.
Thu 11th Feb 2021 20:13
Thank you Brian ?
Thank you for sharing your experience Andy. And yes the island life is considerably different to the mainland. I was there in 2014 spent a week on the mainland then a week on Tobacco Cayes at their Marine station for a university research project. Best two weeks I’ve had ?
Thu 11th Feb 2021 19:23
Good poem. I was in Belize in 1980. I lived on Ambergris Kaye while recovering from la touristas - which I got in Cancun. It was hell going through Belize and staying in Belize city. Once I got to the island it was heaven. I was on the reef a few times. This takes me back.
Thu 11th Feb 2021 18:36
Great word painting. Reminds me of my time in Hawaii. MMM I miss some of that.
Thu 11th Feb 2021 17:50
Thank you for the Likes ?
And yes Julie, Belize is such a beautiful country. Well worth a visit one day ..
Thu 11th Feb 2021 16:19
My kind of trip, one day....
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