Roatan: Deserted sandy beaches, laid-back lifestyle and roads repaired with coconuts

Spent three weeks exploring the still-untouched tropical paradise of Roatan. A week on the beach at Sandy Bay, up the coast to Oak Ridge and French Harbour and hanging out in Coxen Hole. English being the local dialect, I made many friends amongst the locals and gained multiple perspectives about island life.

Volcan Atitlan: Majestic views from atop a steaming volcano

After crossing the heavily-armed border into Guatemala I continued on by bus to Hueheutenago and Quetzaltinango, stately colonial-style towns, and onward to Lago Atitlan. The 11,600 ft Volcan Atitlan dominated the landscape. Ran into some people planning to climb to the top…

25 – 28 March Passage to Colombia

After an amazing sail through the San Blas Islands we headed northeast, across the Gulf of Darien, toward South America and the fortress-city of Cartagena. 25 Mach, Friday                     At sea in the Golfo de Darien Weighed anchor at 8.20 and headed off towards Cartagena, Colombia, South America. Perfect sailing weather, wind 15 – 20 knotsContinue reading “25 – 28 March Passage to Colombia”

28 February – 15 March – The Canal Zone

Panama, Porto Bello and The Panama Canal 28 February, Monday                        Panama City, Panama Up early, packed and hit El Camino to Panama. Drove by houses that looked increasingly more like the USA than indigenous Panamanian architecture. Pretty soon we passed that invisible line and we were in the Canal Zone. Back in the USA. RealContinue reading “28 February – 15 March – The Canal Zone”

13 – 17 January: Into the tropical lowlands and the Mar Caribe

After a great time in Panahachel, I stayed a few days in Guatemala City where I took care of business – mostly visas for further south. Then I got on my bike again and headed out of the mountains down into the lush Rio Motagua valley and Quiriqua 13 Enero, Jueves                                Quirigua I woke upContinue reading “13 – 17 January: Into the tropical lowlands and the Mar Caribe”