By Slickrock Adventures on February 2, 2023
We are yet again about to welcome the pitter-patter of baby turtles crawling out of their nests in February.
Charlie Woodward is back as manager and mentor.
He first came just a couple of months after 1998’s Hurricane Mitch, and has been with Slickrock since 1999.
Long Caye before and after 30 foot waves, caused by Hurricane Mitch.
Back then, it was a mere two solar panels and a two golf cart batteries.
He is the brains behind the entire infrastructure, having transitioned from a career in geology, to owning a renewable energy business in Victor, Idaho.
An earlier version of the island solar panels.
The salt corrosion is a never-ending battle on the island for solar panels, solar charge controllers, batteries, battery chargers, water pumps, generators, and wind turbines.
Wire damaged by hermit crabs is common, too.
In brief, we have five separate power stations, rather than one large one, which many resorts do.
Long Caye has over 4,600 watts of solar panels, 800 watts of wind turbines, and 14,000 gallons of rainwater collection capacity.
Charlie is here until April, and has helped install new batteries, solar charge controllers, solar panels, and water pumps, so we’re set for quite some time.
If you’d like to meet Charlie, we are open until early May for our nine-night all-inclusive package (arriving Friday, leaving Sunday).
We have 10% discounts for:
February 10th – 19th
February 24th – March 5th
March 10th – 19th
March 17th – 26th
March 31st – April 9th
April 7th – 16th
April 28th – May 7th
May – July*
(*private charters of 20+ only)