Belize, a small country, the only English speaking
nation in all of Central and South America, came to be because British sailors, as legend has it, got shipwrecked
on her great barrier reef and were forced to venture inland for food and material for repairs. They ventured up the
Belize River (as it is now called) where they saw trees towering up to about 100 feet with trunks some six feet in
diameter and buttress roots reaching up to about 10 feet forming secure anchors for the great giants called the
Also found in abundance, a smaller, very tough tree
that grew in the lower watery plains, called the logwood tree. The logwood tree possesses a purple sap that
is a dye. This was the discovery that brought the British back to settle.
The wood carving art of bowl making in Belize began
with the carving of the buttresses of the great mahogany with axe, adge and machete.
Wood carving art in Belize goes on today. The
mandatory ingredients for a stunning, unique piece of art work is passion, talent and
And, on your trip to Belize be sure and schedule a
visit to Mr. Carl's shop in May Pen Village.
It goes without saying, your trip to Belize must include a visit
to one of our many Maya Ruins.
Refreshing - Delightful 20' Santa Cruz Village Nature's Swimming Hole