Backpackers PARADISE | Blue Green Belize Gallery

Blue from the sky and the sea, green from Nature. That's our beautiful Belize, and we live in it. Respect !
ZAYANN

ZAYANN

Mon 25 Mar 2013 01:40:08 AM EDT

Sustainable wooden boat of Sarteneja, bio-epoxy (Super Sap from Entropy Resins), hardwood replant action (Mahogany), hemp caulking, etc. Edward R. contact: ed@bluegreenbelize.com

Boat construction: Juan Guerrero of Sarteneja.

Traditional boat of Sarteneja:
The keel, stern and bow are made of "granadillo" or cocobolo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalbergia_retusa
Ribs are made of Bullet tree: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_tree
Planking is made of Santa Maria: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calophyllum_antillanum
Deck and cabin made of Mahogany.

Sarteneja Easter Regatta 2013

Sarteneja Easter Regatta 2013

Tue 02 Apr 2013 11:09:21 PM EDT

Sarteneja Easter Regatta 2012

Sarteneja Easter Regatta 2012

Sun 15 Apr 2012 01:40:32 AM EDT

Every year when fishing season close, fishermen from Sarteneja come back to repair their boats and race the regatta.
Photos:
Éric Maillet: ericmaillet.com
Alain Badstuber: papayer-edition-photo.com

Sustainable wooden boat building

Sustainable wooden boat building

Sun 08 Nov 2009 09:21:24 AM EST

Project: positive cycle, from the seed to the boat. Self-sufficient Community, reforestation. Eco-materials and bio-epoxy. Local economy, alternatives to land speculation or tourism submission. Cultural promotion of our community.

Edward.M.R boat designer/builder
Cristobal Verde traditional boat builder of Sarteneja

Community project:
Pictures from this folder by Jan Gajdos photographer (pro) from Slovakia.
Some from Edward,
Victor S Baron and others contributors.
Thank you.

Natty Dreads: 16 feet, Sustainable traditional wooden boat, number 1.


Support By Backpackers PARADISE; http://www.bluegreenbelize.org
and Sustainable Wooden Boat Building

Cargo

Cargo

Tue 09 Jun 2009 10:09:00 AM EDT

Boat builder: Juan Guerrero shipwright of Sarteneja, Belize & Edward Rouvier. J. Guerrero built 25th boats before, he works in boat buildind since he is 14.
Boat Design: Ed and Juan.Guerrero (from traditional boat of Sarteneja and J. Guerrero's line style.


37 feet sustainable wooden boat, bio-epoxy, flax-linen, hemp caulking.


Regional trades and transport in Belize, Cuba and Caribbean

Sailing Natty Dread

Sailing Natty Dread

Sun 04 Apr 2010 12:38:06 PM EDT

Sustainable traditional wooden boat of Sarteneja, Belize. ED's 16 feet prototype, bio-epoxy, hemp caulking on deck, recycled lead balast on keel.
Gaff rig and removable bowsprit.

Traditional fishing in Belize

Traditional fishing in Belize

Thu 13 May 2010 01:03:02 PM EDT

Pictures from Cristobal on his trip with the fishermen from Sarteneja.

Horses

Horses

Tue 07 Dec 2010 11:18:28 AM EST

Horse back-riding with Nathalie.

Snake handling

Snake handling

Fri 09 Oct 2009 11:25:47 PM EDT

Harmless snakes live on the farm because we don't chap them... A good opportunity to see and understand them. But caution, don't catch a snake like Nathalie does, you must be 100% sure it's a non-dangerous snake !

Reptiles

Reptiles

Fri 08 Dec 2006 06:06:54 PM EST

Pictures from Nathalie Nguyen, Herpetologist. She spent 6 months at the Shipstern Nature Reserve. Contact us at contact@bluegreenbelize.org if you would like to get a high resolution for a little contribution.

Juan Guerrero, boat builder

Juan Guerrero, boat builder

Thu 17 Jul 2008 09:42:50 AM EDT

In June 2008, Edward reach Sarteneja just in time to start his apprenticeship with the master.

Boat N° 25, 2008-2009
32 feet long deck, 10 feet beam.

Pictures from ED (except mentioned)

Boat Builders of Sarteneja - Whitzi ha

Boat Builders of Sarteneja - Whitzi ha

Sat 17 Jan 2004 08:13:17 AM EST

Pedro y Juan Guerrero - BELIZE
A partnership of 25 years in wooden boat construction and traditional pleasure boat design.

Boats of Belize

Boats of Belize

Wed 18 Jun 2008 09:29:36 AM EDT

Boats of Belize are mostly working boats and play an important role in the country's economy. They are part of the history and the cultural patrimony. Some of them are legends.

Pictures from ED

Sarteneja

Sarteneja

Wed 04 Mar 2009 11:16:39 AM EST

Sarteneja is the most important fishing community in Belize with a strong and unique tradition in boat building. Peter Young in the 50's was the first boat builder in Sarteneja with now an active community of master craftsmen.


To meet this community is a privilege and it should be a model and a base for a more respectful world in the future. Tourism or developments for retired North-american did not yet destroy this village but we need to be really careful and create alternatives to give our community happiness and a positive future.

Pictures credit: ED (except mentioned)

Protect our environment

Protect our environment

Mon 18 Jan 2010 03:31:48 PM EST

Pictures from Jan Gajdos, photographer, Slovakia

Tree planting in Action !

Tree planting in Action !

Fri 17 Oct 2008 05:51:35 PM EDT

Tree planting with backpackers on the camping ground:
Plants coming from Shipstern Nature Reserve.

Natty Ride

Natty Ride

Mon 25 Jun 2012 01:44:25 AM EDT

Natty Ride, dinghy for the cargo boat. Plywood, flax cloth (linen) and Super Sap bio-epoxy. 11 feet.
ED's design and construction. In process...

Kayak Adventures Sarteneja

Kayak Adventures Sarteneja

Wed 20 Jan 2010 10:59:28 AM EST

Discover the nature around Sarteneja, the mangrove and our environment. Keep our mangrove safe ! Protect our environment from development plans and retirement houses.
Help us find alternatives for Sartenejos and Sartenejas.

For more informations about Kayak Adventures in Sarteneja, visit Backpackers PARADISE's web site (Home link on top) or contact the SACD-STGA office, bay front, Sarteneja.
Pictures: Jan Gajdos (the four last from ED).

Parties and friends

Parties and friends

Sat 16 Jan 2010 04:17:01 AM EST

Backpackers PARADISE, Sarteneja - Belize

Studies and design

Studies and design

Wed 04 Mar 2009 09:08:20 PM EST

by ED.M.R.


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