Slow Down, Simplify, Stay Healthy in Belize

Slow Down, Simplify, Stay Healthy in Belize
By Robert Hawkins

I sit on our deck and gaze out toward the Belize Barrier Reef, not 300 yards away, in the Caribbean Sea. The postcard-perfect, white sand and the green palm trees quickly give way to shimmering strips of blue and green—colors of the sea determined by a brilliant sun, azure sky, and sea grass and sand on the ocean floor.

There is one other color that catches my eye: the dry gray mud that spackles my legs and feet.

“Here I am, at 64 years old,” I think, “and every day I get to pedal my bicycle through mud puddles.”

I can’t begin to tell you how happy that makes me feel.

In the nine months since my wife, Rose Alcantara, and I moved from the San Francisco area to Ambergris Caye in Belize, hardly a day has passed that we haven’t pedaled somewhere, rain or shine. Bicycles, you see, are simply the easiest way to get around.

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