Wayfarer

posted on: 9.25.2014

On our last full day in Belize Erik and I decided to travel to the deserted "West Side" of the island. We rented a golf cart and drove for a solid hour on muddy narrow roads. We realized we were in desolate territory when we failed to spot a single home or person for miles, it was just us, unnamed roads and the endless mangroves that framed them. The quietness became eerie and at one point I found myself imagining a scene from "The Beach" where silly American travelers unfortunately stumble upon a pot farm in search of paradise. Erik was convinced we were going nowhere and perhaps that we were traveling in circles. As the silence grew almost unbearably loud, a horrid growl came from below. Both of us screamed, "Oh sh*t!" then stepped on the gas, pushing the poor cart to its speedy limit of 20mph. We looked behind in search of the wild monster that had attacked us only to find small dog running full speed after us. We laughed and immediately relaxed, silly Americans. Even if we were lost, it was on a small island and we were as safe as could be. When we finally made it to the west coast with rumored white sanded beaches and a view of Leo DiCaprio's private island, we found the place you see above. Still not a soul in site, except for that boat I hadn't noticed until posting these pictures. The beaches were untamed, scattered with crushed coral and whole shells, not exactly beaches as I had envisioned, but that water! My God was it beautiful. We stood there for a moment in silence, soaking in the thick breeze lined with sea salt. I was in heaven.

Clearly, we returned to San Pedro safe and sound. However, I hope it won't surprise you to find that we concluded this day with drinks at the only American bar on the island. Those Texans, that couple from Cincinnati, and a few strange shots ended up being exactly what we needed after a day in the shoes of an island wayfarer.

32 comments:

  1. Gorrrrrgeous! Love the cover-up... And how amazing you took a little adventure to the other side of the island! Beautiful shots. :)

    -Ashley
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  2. Beautiful as always! You are perfect in beach! Great body and amazing pictures! This place is breathtaking!
    xx
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  3. Love that cover up! So cute!
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  4. Cover up is so cool,and location is fantadtic!
    Kisses

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  5. Sounds like such a great vacation adventure, you all found such an amazing spot. So amazing to find a place where you dont see any other people...that type of quite is rare these days.
    Love your coverup, blue and white perfection!
    xo Nan - Simply Elegant Blog

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  6. The cover-up, the bag, the sandals, the glasses, the gal <3 <3 that beach!

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  7. Amazing outfit! So beautiful!
    xo, Jane
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  8. That water is incredible! Anywhere Leo would go sounds like a safe bet :)

    xoxo
    Alexis

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  9. great outfit

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  10. What a great story, and would be so amazing to see! Love the cover up also!

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  11. OMG these pictures are gorgeous! Look at that water!! That cover up is amazing! Too pretty!

    <3 Shannon
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  12. Wow! Belize? Amazing pictures and I love the sunnies.

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  13. This is such a beautiful pattern! Love this cover up! Belize...sounds amazing.
    xo Erin
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  14. Beautiful photos! Love the cover up.

    If you have a second I would love to hear your thoughts on my most recent blog post. XXOO

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  15. What beautiful pictures.. looks like such a great time! I love the coverup you're wearing.. so cute!
    xo ClassToCloset

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  16. Perfect cover-up for the beach. And that's hilarious how you guys got scared and it turned out to be a small dog heheh

    Tina
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  17. hahaha that sounds like it was an awesome adventure!! and I am kind of obsessed with that movie...oh Leo. I love your embroidered tunic! This scenery is stunning.

    Maggie
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  18. So pretty! The water is so blue and I love your dress. So fitting for the scenery behind you!

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  19. Sounds so fun! Love this cover-up.

    Heidi D.
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  20. so pretty! love!

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  21. oh my goodness, this bag is amazing! You look stunning. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'm sharing my Vanity Fair feature on the blog today. :) xx

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  22. LOL great story!! Great beach look!!

    x Diana

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  23. youlook so beautiful!
    love you bag <333
    amazing place... <3

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  24. You look beautiful and this place, this water... look really amazing!

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    love, xoxo

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  25. Love your blue and white tunic and your striped bucket bag! You are the Queen of Casual and you wear it so well! I'd scream too if something growled at me in the middle of nowhere! But then again, I'm a paranoid New Yorker so I'm usually suspect of isolated locations! Belize looks insanely beautiful! I hope I get to go there one day!!

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  26. Beautiful pictures.
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  27. Definitely sounds like you had a unique adventure, and these photos are totally gorgeous. Loving your dress way too much

    xx 365hangers

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  28. gorgeous photos! I love you cover-up and now i need to get to the beach
    xo Jessica
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