Our Flight Up To Placencia
We shook hands with our taxi driver called Rasta, who helped put our luggage on the trolley. We then settled in the waiting room and looked out at the loading area.
Bear clutched our boarding cards and very soon our little plane was in and being loaded
Pushed just so, it was time for us to board.
Settled, all six of us complete with someone's new BBQ
Wheels up, we left Punta Gorda and were soon flying over lush greenery
Over jungle, a left turn and out over the sea
A lone sailor
Some wonderful shapes
Great snorkeling in the reefs, we hope
We would find out later that this is a huge shrimp farm
Placencia came into view. We saw a dredger, presumably clearing for the new marina
Time to line up. After landing, we were the only passengers to disembark, the rest were going on to Belize City. We settled in the tiny lounge of this small airport to await the arrival of Chris and Alasdair from Belize City – our plane had picked them up and returned.
We moved out to stand by the gate as the plane came in. Mistress Of The House appeared as soon as the door was open, shot down the five steps, actually broke into a canter and soon swept us in a huge embrace. Reuben was there to meet us, luggage loaded, a short ride and Marissa met us in the loggia of the Casa del Sol. Upstairs we passed the outside dining table and into the lounge-diner.
Beds was soon settled
The bar was declared open, the first mudslide was tested and the view was checked out
We toasted and thanked Asst Moth for bringing us together in this lovely location
Whilst the boys went to test drive the pool, Reuben took us girls to the big supermarket, the fruit shop and on to the soda pop shop that sold everything. We meandered around a pile of mops, toilets and bulk buy mayonnaise with a handsome lad who helped us with a cheery grin. Back at the villa, the boys helped us put the shopping away, then it was all to the pool to catch up over a cocktail or two.
ALL IN ALL A SWIFT TWENTY FIVE MINUTES TO A GREAT REUNION
A GREAT LITTLE HOP TO A BEAUTIFUL VILLA