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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 1, 2012

When you’ve been in business 37 years…

…you sure have a chance to improve things. I’ve been going through old photos and just found this picture of our dining hall, circa 1992 or so. Hurricane Mitch took it and the land it was standing on in 1998. The surf board that was in the rafters surfaced on our shore about two years later, uncovered by the wave action. I was unable to find a picture of our current dining hall from th

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 21, 2012

Island de-rig

We are closed from mid-May through mid-November; the first part of the summer is the rainy season, which then becomes hurricane season in the fall. Each year when we shut down for the season, our crew undertakes the long process of putting away the equipment for the summer and fall to close down our island facilities. This takes Apolitico Salam, our head groundskeeper and maintenance man, about tw

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 27, 2011

Tropical island in Belize makes the news

Usually, the only time a tropical island in Belize makes the news is when a hurricane hits (a rare event) but last week, when Discovery Channel’s new series, Alone In The Wild, featured TV celeb Jason Gardiner stranded alone on a Belize island for 5 days, it became a news story. Apparently, a highlight of his experience was finally catching and eating a fish after failing to do so for five d

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on June 27, 2011

Memories of Hurricane Mitch

In late October of 1998 a hurricane formed off the coast of Panama and started heading north. The storm was named Mitch, and was following a normal course for that time of the year, and was expected to veer to the NW and possibly hit the northern Yucatan and maybe Cuba. However, when it reached a latitude approximately level with Belize and about 400 miles to the east, it suddenly stalled out and

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 27, 2010

More before/after hurricane images

Here are some more comparisons of before and after Tropical Storm Matthew. First, the incredible disappearing sand bar! Next, a good example of typical hurricane beach cleanup. and finally, our surf dock and what can happen to it in a storm. This is nothing… this is our 3rd surf dock, the other 2 were completely wiped out in past storms.

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A tale of two hurricanes

We have had 2 hurricane scares this hurricane season, and both have left us fairly unscathed, much to our relief. When you own an island resort in the Caribbean, you don’t look forward to hurricane season. Each July we start to get nervous, and don’t feel completely relaxed until November 1, when I proclaim hurricane season officially “over”. Only 4 more days to go! Tropical storm Matthew

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 25, 2010

Hurricane Richard Hits Belize

Hurricane Richard hit central Belize yesterday afternoon as a Category 1 storm, making landfall about 20 miles south of Belize City with 90 mph winds. The strongest winds were confined to a 30 mile radius from the storm’s center, so very few areas sustained damage according to preliminary reports. We are happy to report that everyone we know in Belize is fine. Our island base at Glover’s Reef

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