You never know what you’ll come across when walking down the beach in San Pedro Town. I decided to play hooky from the office, and with camera in hand, made my way down the beach, just a couple blocks from the office (I gotta let go slowly, can’t go too far yet).

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Taking into account all those life-lesson stories I’d read online – at work (sorry boss), I decided to look around me. Breathing in. Taking in the sights. All that good stuff. I looked up.

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Not even that high up, there was a bunch of frigate birds swooping out and about, which had to mean someone was cleaning fish.Fish For Sunday-3

Sure enough, round the bend and just behind a dive shop sign, was a mess of fish on a rickety table. A mom and her young son were cleaning fish and eager birds hovered above waiting for some scraps.

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A huge Jack got the clean-up treatment, and the young boy threw up pieces into the air for the birds. Mom says the fish is for Sunday dinner (that’s lunch and probably leftovers for dinner).

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I’m envisioning gorgeous chunks of fried fish, served up with hot flour tortillas, refried beans, a lovely habanero pepper sauce and perhaps some limes to squeeze over the succulent fish. Yup, that family will be eating good!!

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About the Author: Mary Gonzalez

Mary Gonzalez writes under the pseudonym 'Tia Chocolate'. Tia Chocolate enjoys writing short stories that focus on her life growing up in the small Maya village of San Antonio, Cayo District, Belize.
Tia loves (and we mean LOVE) eating and writing about her food experiences, often times trying out new recipes to try and recreate the foods of her memories. She also loves to travel, indulging in the culture wherever she is privy to visit.
She is slave to a giant cat named Kitty Boo Boo, and her cooking exploits are enjoyed by her significant other, Pookie.

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