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Monday, September 26, 2011

ROATAN, HONDURAS


We just got back from our trip to Roatan, Honduras....So fun and I am ready to go back already.. Roatan was one of the stops on our cruises 6 years ago and we loved it so much that we promised we would go back and go scuba diving...Six years later we finally made it happen. Pictures tell it much better than words so here are some pictures...

This is a picture of the bungalow we stayed in... Some of the homes were huge! Although most were very small and poor...



This is our deck of the bungalow we stayed in...It overlooks the water and it was nice just chillin in the hammock. Most of our time was spent scuba diving.... It has been 3 years since we have been and I was nervous-but after the first time I relaxed and enjoyed it. Our dive master was great and the other 3 couples we went with were awesome. We logged 16 dives total, including 2 night dives. The night dives were cool too! Its crazy how the fishes neon colors glow in the dark, also the red eyes of the crabs, lobsters ect. We saw lots of sea turtles (my favorite), octopus, eels, sand ray, barracuda fish, puffer fish, sea horse, crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and even a nurse shark. We also did two ship wrecks which were neat to see. Every dive was a little different and unique. I thought I would get sick of doing 3 dives a day, but I actually wished we could do more at the end.



The worst thing about this place was the bugs. I made the mistake of not putting bug spray on the first night and got eaten alive. I ended up getting a rash from them and couldn't sleep due to all the itching so the next day I went to the dr. on the resort who gave me some pretnezone? and a topical cream, which really helped. Lesson learned:wear bug spray 24/7-and apply hourly. On Monday after our first dive they took us over to Maya Key for lunch. They also had a beach and fun little animals to see. I love the color of these birds.Perry petting a baby croc.


This jaguar kept getting really close to the fence giving us the evil eye. I was glad he was caged in.

Chillin on a bench at Maya Key

We were able to hold this little guy...

I wanted to take him home...


The next night we ate dinner on the key and they had fire dancers.

Also a limbo contest.. Honduran singers/dancers

When we weren't diving, we spent alot of our time at the pool.



We also went horseback riding on the beach. Our guide reminded us of a Hoduran Ray Ramano.




On Friday we went snorkeling with these guys...


They did cool tricks like this..



This dolfin's name was Anthony and he was a little ham. I love that it looks like he is smiling in this pic.









On Friday we also went to Sandy Bay beach, the same beach we went to 6 years ago. Six years ago the beach was mostly deserted but now quite a few hotels and condos have come in. It's still pretty relaxed though.

Look at the white sand and beautiful water! I sat in the shallow part for quite a while and these little white fish kept coming up to me. When I would move they would move. They probably entertained me for an hour or so. They were so funny to watch.

One of the biggest highlights for me was riding on this sea plane around the island. It was so pretty and neat to see everything from above. This is looking down at Anthony's key where we stayed.

Black Pearl Golf Course




Coming in to land...



A little dolfin video

Short video of our plane landing...

6 comments:

Chels said...

Gad you guys had a good time!

The Foxy Fam said...

How fun! You guys know how to live it up! :)

Tammy H said...

That was awesome! Thanks for sharing your fun vacation with us.

Mikael & Ronnie Squire said...

What a blast!

Blake and Leslie said...

You always go to the coolest places!!! It looks like you had a blast. Good pictures!

B & A said...

Holy smokes, Christi! What an amazing trip, and cool pictures! You are so adventurous! Glad you had a good time!