Then and Now – Evans Visit
November 23, 2022
Fish Tales May to September 2022
November 24, 2022

After Hurricane Lisa

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
~ William Arthur Ward



Thank you to everyone who reached out prior to and after Hurricane Lisa. We really appreciate you checking in on us.

Hurricane Lisa formed quickly and hit quickly and with a punch; but we are back up and going. Sunday after the storm, the lights flickered; with our electricity finally being restored on Monday. Along with power came water, as our well water system is down without the electric water pump. Everyone was happy for fans and long showers.

It took a few more days before the internet and landline phones were working. With all of this we are thankful as the Lodge was basically spared so we can finish our 62nd year of operation with only a week of being closed. Luckily all the buildings at Belize River Lodge were spared and other than downed trees and ripped screens, the Lodge is fine and Mike and I, our family and our BRL family are fine and safe.

The tree debris was cleared quickly and from the pictures, the Lodge looks like a “featherless bird” with many trees missing and what remains bereft of leaves. If that is the worse, it is all okay; the good thing about the rainforest, it grows quickly!

Long Caye was also prepped for Hurricane Lisa and came through like a champ.

Guest arrived for both BRL and Long Caye approximately a week after the storm hit. We have much to be THANKFUL for and we are looking forward to the Lodge’s 63rd year in 2023 and Mike and Marguerite’s 37th year as owners and managers of Belize’s first fishing lodge.


Pictures: Around the Lodge, the following Friday, about 8 days after Hurricane Lisa.

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