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Published: December 1st 2018
Mon 26 November - Day 31 to 31 - Tela
It was with great excitement to be heading towards the Honduras island of Roatan but before we did, we continued to the northern coast town of Tela on the Caribbean coast. Tela is a gateway to the vast Lancetilla Botanical Garden, in the south, home to rich birdlife and an arboretum with a bamboo tunnel. In the west, Jeanette Kawas National Park has habitats ranging from coastal lagoons like Los Micos to beaches and jungle, plus the traditional village of Miami.
We booked into a Cesar Mariscos Hotel which was right on the beach. Our 1st
floor room had a big balcony looking out on the water. It was a beautiful temperature with a gentle breeze blowing. Alfredo took us to the main square, again pointing out the ATMS, banks and supermarkets. The town was preparing for Christmas as their street decorations were being put up, including a really big steel-structured Christmas tree in the square.
We decided we would walk around this little town and take advantage of the beautiful beach and amazingly warm water.
With bathers on
we jumped into the sea. It had to be about 25 degrees. The water was a little murky as I couldn’t see too much with my goggles on. It was fantastic going for a long swim, parallel to the shore. I could see some steel structures out about 400m from the shore, from which people were diving and fishing from. We stayed in the water for ….well, a long time.
Tom had gone to the supermarket to get some local beers and ice in his wetpack and we all sat between our hotel and beach enjoying the lovely weather, outlook and conversations.
We stayed at the hotel for a relaxing meal. Gosh the temperature was beautiful in the evening.
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