Monday, March 10, 2008

Stormy weather

I had hoped to lounge by the pool yesterday before I left for Belize City. I was also hoping to have coffee but the electricity went out due to the rain. I opted to return to Belize City at 11:30 am in an attempt to make sure that I made it here. I didn't want to find out that the boats wouldn't go because of the weather.
I boarded the water taxi with 40 people--i think. We stopped at Caye Caulker to drop off people and pick up more. It felt like we were sardines because of the proximity of other travelers. Plus, it made me thankful that I only had a travel pack and not a hulking bag. They couldn't find room to shelter some of the bags because of the crap people were carrying with them. This one couple stood up to protect their fragile gifts. It was crazy.
I was placed in a taxi with 5 other people which made me resentful at first. I mean, I felt that I should have to pay a fraction of the cost since it delayed my arrival and my bags were manhandled. I know that other people felt the same since 2 guys left our cab in search of another and I relaxed. It's all about the money, I suppose.
It is a national holiday today and so the post office is closed. Normally, I send out my post cards the day before I leave and so I think they will be sent from Houston or Phoenix--sorry. It is raining again, today and I find it calming. I have a few books and I am able to now get rid of some stuff that I won't need in my return to the States. It is liberating.
I will do the best of Belize later and I am considering a more substansial blog of best of my trip, but I need to think about it. I have learned that i have time and so I don't want to rush it. It has been an amazing journey. Thank you all for contributing to it.


Jadey said...

It think that your journey has impacted more people's life's than you know. Just reading about your adventures has liberated me in ways that I cannot describe.
I hope that I have provided some humor for you along the way. God knows my life is comical enough...

I love you and can't wait to hear your voice again. I have missed talking to you every week.

In the last couple of weeks my life has changed and I can't wait to share everything with you. Please be safe on the last leg of your trip, and know that your always with me. I love you

Robin said...

Harmony-I will sure miss reading your blog and traveling with you. It has been educational, and very enjoyable. It is amazing the places you have seen, the friends you have made. Traveling is not easy for some and given the fact you have done this alone says remarkable things about you as a person.

I hope you have been able to find peace along the way and that you have rested. You should think about writing a book, the travel do's and dont's.

Welcome home and hope to see and talk with you soon.

Love Robin

harmony said...

thank you and I made it home safely. It was nice to arrive in Houston and see the familiarity of convenience. I was aching for coffee and they had a starbuck's in the international terminal. Of course, it the domestic terminal I was SOL, literally. They had no coffee anywhere and so I nursed a beer while waiting for my departure. I watched who wants to be a millionaire with a guy who is a consultant to foreign police officers. He was interesting to say the least. I am now searching for my way back home...