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News from Roatan

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Finally, we are back with more news here from Roatan. As mentioned, internet here is very expensive, and also we have simply been too lazy to write (island life can make you very lazy). But now, we have a new laptop, and since there is wireless internet in the diveshop, we no longer have an excuse. Yep, new laptop. Ordered it from the states, thanks to a great guy from there, who helped us organise it all (thanks Shane :)). It took a while, and a little bit of trouble, but now its here. And it even turned out cheaper than expected, as we thought we would be paying import tax, but apparently computers are duty free in Honduras. Its really going to make life easier to have a computer, with all the pictures we are taking. It was getting really annoying to sit around in internet cafes for hours trying to upload them.

Anyway, enough about the laptop. We are still in Roatan. It is a beautiful island, with white sand beaches, palm trees, turquoise waters, all set against a jungle interior. (No wonder they filmed the first series of Temptation Island on one of the cays here J). However, its not always as idyllic as it sounds to be hanging out on a Caribbean island. The weather here has turned extremely hot by now, so that any physical exertion, even small, makes you sweat profusely. Also makes it hard to sleep at night, because it simply too hot. And Roatan is plagued by bugs - the worst of which are the sand flies, which are impossible to escape, and they don’t seem to care about insect repellent. I get bitten so much, I end up itching myself until it bleeds - my legs are covered in tiny sores and scars by now - not pretty :(. But hey, its still a paradise here, I should certainly not complain ;).

The diving helps with the heat, and gets you away from the bugs for a while, and we are still diving, although not every day. We have gotten some great shots underwater by now - some of which I have thrown into the blog here. Alan is getting used to the camera and housing by now, so the shots are getting better and better. Here are some of the shots:







On days off from the diving, we lounge on the beach, snorkel around, and just hang out. We been here a month now, and we have met a lot of great people, and there is always a party or a get-together to go to. We have barbecues at night, or cook dinner together, or we just go out. Lots of fun. Its been really nice to settle down like this for a while, and just unpack and unwind, and it is easy to get sucked in to a place like here, and just stay. But I for one am getting restless now, have had my fill of doing nothing at all, and am ready to move on. We are talking about leaving on Sunday, but we have not decided for sure yet. If we do, we should be able to spend a few days stopping over in Nicaragua and Costa Rica on the way down to Panama, instead of just passing through. We’ll see. The only thing that’s certain, is that we need to be in David, Panama before June 24th, to catch the live-aboard there - everything else is undecided - travel is better that way, I think.

Posted by monkyhands 10:51 Archived in Honduras

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