My plan to scour the southern half of Belize (to research the 8th edition of Moon Belize) is in jeopardy, as heavy rains upstream in Guatemala keep washing out the Kendall Bridge–and the temporary provisional bridges that have been put up in the wake of the original bridge’s destruction. It’s a reminder of how small and vulnerable a country Belize really is, i.e. there is only one road that connects the northern and southern halves of the country! In any case, because some of Belize’s oil people rely on the Southern Highway, I have high hopes that the bridge will be back up in time for my research trip in a few days. If anyone has additional up-to-date reports on the river crossing, please let me know.