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Roatan Redux

Filed under: Roatan — she_travels at 4:36 pm on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Right then, here I am…. thanks goodness I have many weeks here abouts cause all I did the first seven days was sleep and read… I was so quiet the people running the accommodation finally sent someone over to make sure I was still breathing.

I have a new addiction…Kindle, dang that thing is going to be the demise of my bank account. I bought the one wireless and 3G capable world wide, I have no idea how Amazon did it,  I have to pay for the book but I don’t have to pay for the privilege of using the 3G connection. All Hail Amazon! No more packing books, no more buying books in odd countries, no more reading what happens to be available…new addiction I have.

I didn’t see the guys from the place I am staying at the airport, did they say someone would pick me up?  No matter BobMarley’s parents were waiting for Mom BobMarley to board the plane  I stepped off. One of the perks of visiting a tiny place, easy to find anyone traveling the same route.  We said our hellos and goodbyes, when Dad BobMarley offered me a ride cause he was going my way.  I mentioned I should check one more time for the people I thought were picking me up, he said “Cool, meet you in front.”

We chatted about real estate (no one is buying), the economy ( the world tried to blow up a few years ago)  and the weather (it had not rained enough to speak of in six weeks). What? two years ago it was still pouring in March, I was wearing my sweat shirt it was so cold and wet.

Imagine my surprise the next day…

Dang! ya can’t even see Light House!

I had to get in to West End for supplies, food mostly. Thank goodness I had the sense to bring my raincoat, I was still soaked by the time I had walked the beach from West Bay to West End. The good news, wet in 80 degrees is a far cry from wet in 60 degrees. By the time I was headed back the rain had stopped.

A couple days later I looked up from my book to see this….

The mainland for gosh sakes!

That evening…

Sunset truly does help everything look better.  That is one BIG boat.

It has been hotter than I ever remember here. Part of the heat is little to no breeze some days, with no wind comes calm sparkling clear water. LOOK! at that blue.

The length of West Bay Beach, from the East edge of Foster’s ( where I am standing) to the sand point of what the cruise ship people call Tabyana Beach just past the red roofs of Infinity. Ya can’t see the Wall unless you know it is there but the far right green is Light House Point. This looks like a non cruise day, perhaps Monday of last week.

This one is taken from the same place but with a zoom, the pier is Foster’s, The red roof in the upper right is Infinity Bay.

Right then, so on a cruise day there is far more going on, the people in kayaks are more than likely from a ship, the guy in blue sitting on the bottom level of the pier is with them and works for Gumbalimba Park…I noticed it is now the uniform of Gumbalimba cause I walk past every trip into town. There were prolly 12 kayaks with three guys this day. One of them detoured to help out a couple ladies having trouble with a paddle boat in the bay. I have no idea what the problem was but a dive boat stopped as well, in the end I saw a kayak with two people paddle out, attach maybe a rope and drag the ladies in the defunct boat back to the sand.

If ya look at the top of the pic at the sand point, that is where many of the cruise people end up, something new to me is the four floats in the water out from that spot. I decided to take a dip in the sea to alert the fish of the impending happensg from the ship, not that they didn’t know it was coming but common courtesy..anywho much to my amazement, these four spots are local guys on surf boards. I don’t know if they are life guards, or if they are policing the coal. But sure enough…. guys on surf boards laying out in the ocean. I doubt they are getting paid much but that is a hell of a job  huh?

I also saw….

This lady with a guy also on what looks like a surf board. There truly is all manner of entertainment both in and out of the water on this island these days. Snorkeling trips, Cayo Cochinos trips, paddles boats, kayaks, para sailing, glass bottom boats, Snuba, hiking, exploring the island either on your own or with a local guide, heck you can even go with Scuba being  the scuba guys are the ones who originally put this place on the map.


Comment by treeowner

February 13, 2011 @ 12:10 am

WOW I am so jealous. you have no idea, Much Love enjoy and come to the retreat ready to Laugh your panties wet !!!!

Comment by she_travels

February 13, 2011 @ 11:23 am

Wet my pantaloons? Ladies of my breeding would never do such a thing. 🙂

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