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Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 25th 2008

I awoke about 8am & I went with Brad down to the beach for breakfast. We met other members of the group there. I decided to take a stroll to the West Beach 4km away. I followed the coast as far as possible then took a detour through a very fancy hotel onto West beach. There were thousands of people there & I decided to head back, I ended up sharing a water taxi with some of the girls from my group back to our cove. We had lunch at a leisurely pace & hung out on the beach. I tried to phone home but my sister dropped the phone or something & when I returned later to try again the call shop had a power cut. I went back to the hotel & retrieved the ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 24th 2008

I slept until 9.30am when I went with Brad (my roomate) for breaki, he paid $5 for a bowl of cornflakes. I had planned an action packed day but I decided for an easy day snorkelling with Brad & Paul. We rented snorkels $6 for 24hrs from the hotel diveshop & walked to the pier to get a water taxi to the larger West Beach further along the coast. This place was a full blown resort with luxury hotels spilling onto the beaches. But it had good snorkelling down the far end near the rocks. It was a perfect carribean day with sunshine & clear blue skies, the water was very refreshing. Near the shore it was very shallow with coral only 3 ft below the surface, but there where long gaps in the coral that ... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 23rd 2008

We left our hotel at 5.15am to catch a chicken bus from the garage around the corner. We got off the bus at La Ceiba & took a couple of taxis to the ferry terminal. I had pancakes for breaki at the cafe there. We were warned that bottles & knives were not allowed in hand luggage. But guess what Uffe tried to take on in his carry on bag?, a bottle of Rum & a rather large knife! This bothered me because I roomed with him occasionally. Since the group had been enlarged he had isolated himself, spending literally hours in net cafes & texting home. I figured he was very depressed & home sick. Either way he was depressing to be around. There are pros & cons to group travel, but on the whole ... read more
Heading to Roatan
West End
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Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 13th 2008

I couldn't fit all the pics in the last blog . . . so here goes!... read more
Todd and Poncho
his new best friend
don't drink and dive!

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 12th 2008

Thursday was yet another fantastic day! A beautiful 6am sunrise started the day off right! This was our last day of diving . . . so of course we made the best of it (and the most of it - with hour+ long dives). We (Todd, his dad, and myself) did a deep dive today at Forty Foot Point, which was great! Going deep is my fav. I've been focusing my underwater attention on the little guys most people fly right over. Lots of little yellow-headed jawfish and garden eels to watch everywhere! We've gotten good at spotting them. It's very interesting to see their behaviors - each creature is pretty distinct and yet very common in their own ways. Some little fish have the territorial behavior and charge the camera, while others are shy and ... read more
Another local
Sunrise 6am
still can't keep my eyes off it

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Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 12th 2008

Today was our last full day on Roatan. No diving today (24 hours before flying) =( But it's ok, b/c the weather was so-so (cloudy and cool). Catherine, Todd, and I went over to the West End to do a little shopping in the morning, and then the four of us (his dad too) did the extreme canopy/zipline tour in the afternoon. I found lots of treasures to take home with me for bargain prices . . . I just hope I can fit it all in the suitcase! =) The canopy tour was a load of fun! We did the longest zipline in Central America and we all had a blast! Tonight the fire dancers are coming over, so that should be interesting! Hope you all enjoyed the few pics and litttle blogs! Hope to ... read more
Shopping at the West End
PICT0005
Loca

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 10th 2008

The morning started out great! Ready to dive Mary's Place - one of the best dive sites on the island! Saw a little orange seahorse before entering Mary's place - and then through the wall we went. . . swimming along this crevass that stretches about 100 feet deep. . . swim swim swim to Todd - - - to find a ring waiting for me! (of course I said yes!) The rest of the dive I couldn't keep my eyes off my hand! This (by far) matches if not exceeds the excitement of seeing the pilot whales! Mary's Place will always be more personal now. The rest of the day was a blur. cant remember much else! =) ... read more
Little Orange Seahorse
Seahorse
Inside Mary's Place

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 10th 2008

Today was yet another great day! Morning dive was to Calvin's Crack (another fav. among all Roatan divers) . . . absolutely gorgeous site! Followed by the usual dropoff dive to the Prince Albert Wreck in CocoView's Front Yard. The afternoon dive trip was personal - - - just the four of us and the captain and divemaster aboard for a "private trip"....nice and relaxing. On the way in Todd and I had the opportunity of watching a Yellow Headed Jawfish swirling eggs in his mouth. (the male carries the eggs until they hatch, spitting them out every so often to keep them the right temp. and all that jazz) - very unique! Sorry the blogs are short . . . my mind is still elsewhere! Hope the pictures tell a little! Oh - - - ... read more
Undisturbed
Calvin's Crack
Catherine

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 8th 2008

After an action packed night in Miami at the Cirque de Soleil show "Corteo" (which was fantastic!) and no sleep ~ off to the Miami airport we went . . . and we're finally here in paradise! (went to do a blog yesterday but the server was down =( Yesterday was relaxation day - - - a nap (or two) in the hammock followed by a meet and greet with other CocoNuts. Saturday night was mellow. Rain was in the forecast and things were starting to look dull, but . . . Today (Sunday) was a different story! The morning brought a passing shower, but the sun came shining through and it was a great day! (The sunset was beautiful too!) Today was all about diving! It went breakfast, dive, dive, lunch, siesta, dive, dive, drinks ... read more
Ugly Isn't It?!
Sunrise 6am Sunday
View From Our Balcony

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 8th 2008

Today made the trip! PILOT WHALES EVERYWHERE!!! Today was an early day - Todd and I woke up to do a dawn dive at 6am, followed by a quick bite to eat and then off to the dive boat for a day we'll never forget! The dive was good (as are all the dives here), but our surface interval this morning couldn't be beat! We were greeted by a pod of Pilot Whales. We donned our snorkel gear and went for a swim with these awesome gentle giants. The pod started out small - 3 adults and a smaller one, which eventually grew to 11 total! It was absolutely unbelieveable . . . a once in a lifetime opportunity we had the pleasure of sharing! Besides the pilot whales that made the day, as well as ... read more
Gentle Giant
Right off the back of the boat
Underwater Manicure




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