Apparently, the little hawk found itself in strife when its parents built their nest in someone’s yard on Caye Caulker and the protective parents began attacking people after the chick was born. Perfectly natural behaviour, but not very neighbourly for the humans. Even in the land of “no shoes, no shirts, no worries” bombarding hawks can cause concern.
“I must admit to being surprised when we had a sudden rise in questions about sustainable food sourcing, but it was great to see our guests’ reactions when we explained how we grow or otherwise get ingredients. For example, I hadn’t heard the term ‘locavore’ or much about the local food mile diet movement until several guests mentioned it, and then thought, ‘hey, this is what we do naturally’. I started reading up on it and realised what a healthy trend it is,” she said.
While Belize is known as a diver’s paradise (and we’ll get to that later) more and more people are discovering the magic of inland Belize and the lush Cayo District. And why not? Where else can you go, in just a couple hours driving, from seacoast, through broad savannah and rolling green pastures to increasingly deeper bush turning to jungle? Along the way you’ll notice a change from the lilt of coastal Creole to more Spanish speakers. You can even take a hand cranked ferry across the river to Spanish Lookout and hear German spoken in the large Mennonite farming community there.
We couldn’t agree more. Chaa Creek’s own Eco-Kids annual educational summer camp has proven that, given the opportunity, Belize’s young people leap at opportunities, rise to challenges and excel at a wide variety of disciplines. We have a great wealth of as yet untapped talent here in Belize, and initiatives like Girls Fly have the power to motivate young people and inspire them to go on to do extraordinary things.