Doyle’s Delight, The Highest Peak in Belize

August 22nd, 2018
Doyle’s Delight, The Highest Peak in Belize
Doyle’s Delight, The Highest Peak in Belize Although it’s mostly a technicality, Doyle’s Delight in the Toledo District is the highest point in Belize. Measuring some 3,687 feet (1,124 meters) high, Doyle’s Delight is a peak in the Maya Mountain range that span much of Belize. Because Doyle’s Delight is just a spur that is slightly higher than the surrounding mountain range rather than a true peak, it had no official name for most of Belize’s history. The current name was coined by the legendary animal rights activist and founder of the Belize Zoo Sharon Matola in 1989. Referencing a quote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the author of the Sherlock Holmes books) book “The Lost World” that refers to Belize as a “wild and wonderful country,” Matola named the area Doyle’s Delight. Although recent scientific measurements have revealed that it is actually eight feet (two and a half meters) shorter, Victoria’s Peak ... read more
Source: www.chabilmarvillas.com/blog/feedPublished on 2018-08-22By Larry Waight

 

 

 

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