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The day was divine!!! As the sun glow in the Horizon my anticipation grew higher as we soar over this enchanted land Belize. One of the things that stand out to me was the second longest barrier reef in the world glistening from below as we drop off in the deep blue sea. But, I can’t help but to think what lay’s below the dark blue abyss of the Caribbean sea as we cross over open sea but not long after we entered the Turneffe Atoll and soar over many of it’s pristine cayes. Not long after we where on our way to the magnificent wonder and world Heritage the Great Blue Hole and then I stop to think it is amazing how many people have never seen it from this perspective but here today I got the chance to do just so. Then It was like WOW!!!! Really Magnificent in color and size. Then after a few spins it was off to explore the cayes of the atoll Long Caye & Half Moon Caye. As we head back I can’t stop thinking about what I have just experienced. Well of course my journey had to come to an end but that memory is not one that can be bought. So I’ll share some pictures caught on my memory chip of my exploration of the Great Blue Hole enjoy!!!
Drop off Turneffe Atoll
The Great Blue Hole
It not everyday life through a trilling adventure at you but when it does embrace it and never let it go. That’s just the experience I had when I took an amazing Helicopter Ride to Glovers Reef (Middle Long Caye). It was so beautiful I can’t express it in words. The water was so peaceful and the islands lay still in the ambiance of the Caribbean Sea. At one point we gain altitude of approximately 2,000 ft and I was just blown away with what I saw. I saw all three atolls at once (Turneffe Atoll, Lighthouse Reef Atoll and Glovers Reef Atoll)! Not many people get that opportunity!
We then landed on the beautiful Island of Middle Long Caye where there is a gorgeous research center known as the Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve and Research Station (www.wcsgloversreef.org) funded by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS – www.wcs.org). This place is well kept and brings to life the best of nature. I personally wanted to stay but soon it was time to go. We took our final spin around the island and indulge in its beauty once more. Then it was back over the Glover’s Reef Atoll for a final view and a breath taking one at that. It makes you appreciate being created and knowing that we have a wonderful creator at the end of a spectacular flight as such. Just to give you a taste of my experience. Enjoy the pictures below.
Well its all About Family Time Today!! Mr. Gustavo Sr. had the grill blazing up!! It was a Guatemalan Cook Out!! Once I thought though we would have had charred beef but Paul came to the rescue and calm the flames with a bucket of water. The end result was super!! The food was delicious I have to say it’s true men can cook better than women SOMETIMES!!! It was also amazing since it was the first time we all had lunch together. Family time is always sweet. To share some of our fun enjoy the pictures below.
Head Chef – Mr. Gustavo Sr.
Assistant Chef – Paul
Oops!! You blazing too much over there Mr. Gustavo Sr.
Salad Specialist – Vinicio
Edward I haven’t eat as yet
Ada this is sooo good
This food is Divine
The Astrum Family
They say animals are man’s best friend and I agree!! They are always sweet and loving and the best part they don’t talk back!!! It is never a dull moment when new animals are found at our Heliport. Everyone comes out and view them and some of us get pretty daring. So I would like to share those happy moments with you of our Astrum’s wildlife family from Snakes to Scorpion and our newest member Butch. He is a mix with Rottweiler & Doberman! Butch is spoiled!! You see, everyone loves him up and especially his Grandpa Gustavo who always buys him new treats & toys. We each take turns to watch, play or walk him and even endure his mischievousness at times. But all in all he is a very smart and obedient dog and takes commands well. Below are pictures of our new FAMILY members!! Enjoy