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How I Improved the Quality of my Underwater Photos

I’ve mentioned before that I have an Olympus Stylist Tough 8010 for underwater photography.  While the photos have always been a great source of memories for me, they have never been great quality.  I worried that I had purchased the wrong underwater camera when I compared my photos to some of the photos published by […]

Mother Nature Please Dismiss Winter

On Friday I took my dogs, Kinley and Aker, in for their spring haircuts.  Now just a few days later Mother Nature has decided that winter is not over yet.  I feel deflated by the sight of the one to two inches of snow in my backyard.  I wake up Kinley and Aker.  Even they […]

The Beautiful Frigatebirds of Belize

When Nowal, a snorkeling guide in Hopkins, took us out to the Belize Barrier Reef I didn’t expect to go birding as well.  But that’s just what we did.  After spending all day in the water enjoying the beautiful fish and coral, he said we’d be going to Bird’s Caye on our way back to […]

ATM Pottery Reduced Res

Four Things I Love About Belize

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I’ve really enjoyed my two trips to Belize and there are some really clear reasons why.  Here are four of them.  I’m sure the minute I hit ‘Publish’ on this post I’ll think of several more reasons. The People You can hardly identify who the locals are […]

Snorkeling More of the Belize Barrier Reef

We left Caye Caulker with Raggamuffin Tours around 1030am.  While probably some of the most commercial part of the Belize Barrier Reef, Coral Gardens/Shark Ray Alley/Hol Chan, are very impressive in my opinion.  They plan the order in which you arrive at each stop in perfect sequence…as each stop arrives, the sites get more and […]

Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef

Note:  Resolution on all of these photos has been lowered for easier uploading.  Higher resolution photos will be posted to my Flickr account (alaskagirlatheart) at a later date. Yesterday was the first absolutely gorgeous day since we arrived in Belize a week ago.  The day before was pretty nice too, but the water was still […]

Coral Gardens, Shark/Ray Alley, and Hol Chan – December 14, 2010

I was so surprised that I woke up early given my lack of sleep the prior evening and the fact that I didn’t have to be at Raggamuffin Tours for my snorkeling trip to Coral Gardens, Shark/Ray Alley, and Hol Chan until 1030am. I headed first to my go-to breakfast stop…the local bakery.  I had […]