Big Three in Big Creek

February 13, 2014 Posted by Deb

We made our monthly trip to Immigration, Customs, and the Port Authority at Big Creek.  We had been skipping the Port Authority and Customs in the past and heard that we were in a bit of trouble. We either had to plead stupid or misinformed (latter) and get the Customs folks happy enough to discuss the fact that we needed to stay beyond our 90-day limit. After a number of “No way” and “Not possible” comments, I played the “Deb is doing physical therapy in Placencia for six weeks” card (mostly true) and they finally gave me a verbal OK but nothing in writing. So, a little pleading and $400 U.S. and we’re here for 120 days.

Jumping on the Hokey Pokey for the Trip to Immigration and the Port Captain

Trip to Port Captain in Belize's Banana Shipping District

Trip to Port Captain in Belize’s Banana Shipping District

Caper, on the other hand, wasn’t so lucky. They were coming up on the tail end of their 90 days and customs freaked out and used the “confiscate” phrase. The owner, Dale, had just flown home so Augie, his mother, had to do some fast document scanning and make a few phone calls to call off the troops.

Hanging Out in Blue Creek to Catch the Water Taxi Back to Placencia

Hanging Out in Blue Creek to Catch the Water Taxi Back to Placencia

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