Archive for May, 2009

An Earthquake of 7.1 Magnitude rocks the country of Honduras

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

A 7.1 magnitude quake with an epicenter 80 miles northeast
of La Ceiba, Honduras awoke the residents of the Bay islands this morning at 3:24 am.

I have spoken to a resident of Guanaja and they
said that they had experienced a very big shake but that all
seemed to be well on the island. This resident also said that
residents of Bonacca were very concerned about a possible
Tsunami warning which had been issued. This warning has since
been rescinded.
After doing some research I was able to find the last date
of a powerful quake to hit Honduras. This quake was 6.5 in
magnitude and occurred in 1999.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this tragedy.

Our recent trip to the Bay Islands

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Hello,

Melissa and I have been home for a week from Guanaja and we are already wanting to go back. We had an excellent time catching up with our friends on the island as well as meeting some new
folks. The only unpleasant experience was the battle with sand fleas. We were told of a remedy while on the island which we will try before we visit again. The remedy is to take a B1 Vitamin daily along with Garlique, this combination apparently is not very appetizing to the sand fleas and they will leave you alone.
We were fortunate enough to visit Utila and Cayos Cochinos on this trip thanks to
Captain Kenny Lundy, captain of Island Time ( http://www.islandtime-charters.com/aboutus.html )
Once we arrived on the island we split time staying at Bo’s Island House and Grahams place. We hiked to the waterfall by Bo’s in a torrential downpour because my wife would not be denied. Once arriving at Grahams I did lots of fishing seeing literally hundreds of Bonefish but I was not fortunate enough to catch a single one. I have decided that I am going to have to master the art of fly fishing before my next visit so I dont spook the Bonefish.
Guanaja is a very special place and we cant wait till we get to visit again. More details to come, we hope you are enjoying the site.

Cayos Cochinos snorkeling

Monday, May 4th, 2009

One of the places I can’t wait to visit on our trip is the Cayos Cochinos. It’s a group of 13 cays and two islands between the Bay Islands and the mainland of Honduras. I will post photos when we get back from our trip. We land in Roatan, then head to Utila, then to the Cayos Cochinos, then Guanaja!

Bay Islands in our sights

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

We are going to have a unique experience at the end of this week. We are traveling to the Bay Islands and upon our arrival in Roatan we will be boarding the Expectations 43 captained by David Lee ( www.expectations43.com).

We will be sailing to the island of Utila for Thursday evening. We have hopes of spotting whale sharks and getting some video footage of them.We are excited about checking out an island we have never visited.

The next day we will sail about 5 hours to Cayos Cochinos, which is a Honduran nature reserve. It is a chain of 12-13 cays. We will spend Friday night in Cayos Cochinos and then we are onto Guanaja. We should arrive in Guanaja sometime in the morning on Saturday after a 6-7 hour sail. Captain Lee has outriggers on his catamaran so we will be fishing on all of the sails hoping to catch Yellowfin Tuna.

Cmon Thursday