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Old 30-01-2019, 22:15   #181
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Hep A (& B) is not uncommon in Central America so probably not bad advise.
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Old 03-02-2019, 21:30   #182
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Got the Hep A shot. Felt like my arm was hit by a baseball bat. Gearing up for our visit in few weeks. Any long range weather forecasts?
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:43   #183
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Even with today's tech, forecasts more than a few days out arent reliable...just too many variables that can change.

Feb, sometimes into March, is still cold front season. Other than fronts weather is likely to be good.

Im doing weather/checkins via InReach for a friend working his way up from Belize to the USA now. They just had a great sail up to Xalack in E-SE winds of about 15 knots.
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:22   #184
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Even with today's tech, forecasts more than a few days out arent reliable...just too many variables that can change.

Feb, sometimes into March, is still cold front season. Other than fronts weather is likely to be good.

Im doing weather/checkins via InReach for a friend working his way up from Belize to the USA now. They just had a great sail up to Xalack in E-SE winds of about 15 knots.
Typo correction: Xcalak
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Old 11-02-2019, 18:32   #185
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Starting to watch the weather for Belize. E-SE winds seems like a winner for now. Some chop. Temps look great!
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:45   #186
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Yes, fresh E-SE winds have been blowing for several days now. SE winds are unusual in winter months...a combination of a big fat High pressure area in the Atlantic and cold fronts in the USA are creating the SE winds.

Im doing weather routing for a friend who is heading N. They've been ripping along in these lovely conditions and a push from the Yucatan/Gulf Loop Currents. The approaching cold front is going to spoil their fun later today/weds.

What are the dates of your trip?
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Old 12-02-2019, 13:23   #187
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Arriving in a week and a half. For 10 days on the cat, we have people all over the place as to how much clothing to take. I figure we'll live in swimwear much of the time. And mostly T-shirts and shorts. Large hats and plenty of sunscreen. Are there soaps and shampoos to buy in Placencia applicable for cruising? Not harmful to reefs and wildlife? What types of items should we bring versus buying in town?
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Generally just find low end, dollar store type cosmetic/housewares stuff in most these stores. Maybe slots changed since I was last there?
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Old 13-02-2019, 05:07   #189
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Hats, T-shirts, etc are available at full on tourist prices...I suggest you bring your own. Soaps, shampoos etc are available in the grocery stores (called "Chinos"), but likely not the name brands you know, if big name USA brand then expensive. If anyone is picky then they should bring their own.
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