Wild Side: Under the Southern Cross againCarol and I met our friends, Bill and Sue Smith of River Falls, in Placencia, Belize earlier this month. They had been there since late January and are very tan. At 16 degrees, 30 50 North latitude, Placencia is close enough to the equator to enjoy a tropical climate. Guided by the bright Pointer stars Alpha Beta Centauri, we were able to find the small but distinctive Southern Cross constellation in the southern sky.
By: Dan Wilcox, outdoor columnist, River Falls Journal