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Cayos Cochinos

Monday, June 8th, 2009

After a very rough day of sailing, about 6 hours to be exact, we arrived at the chain of Islands known as Cayos Cochinos. We moored in an area next to Cochino Grande where the water was 5 different shades of blue. This was an absolutely gorgeous setting and we where the only ones around. This was by far the best snorkeling experience that we had on our visit to the Bay Islands.

We were able to identify over 50 different varieties of fish with the highlights being two very large Queen Angelfish. We also spotted a good size lobster but because we were in the nature reserve we could not catch it. The visibility underwater was excellent which made for very good video footage of the reef and its inhabitants.

After snorkeling we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset and a great meal prepared by Captain Kenny of the Island Time. We looked forward to the next day knowing that we were going to be arriving in Guanaja.

Utila was the first stop on our Sailing Trip around the Bay Islands

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

We arrived in Roatan from the states and were greeted at
the airport by our captain Mr. Kenny Lundy. He brought us
to Barefoot Cay which is where his boat remains when he is
not out sailing the seas. He took us on a tour of the Cay
which has a high end hotel that had a swimming pool and a Dive Shop.

After we got our provisions for the trip we set sail due west
towards the island of Utila. This was a 4 hour trip and was
by far the best day of sailing that we experienced. Captain
Lundy put up his Spinnaker sail which creates a feeling of
surfing on the waves via the boat.
We arrived at the island in time to go to the popular pizza
place on the island which was very tasty. After dinner we
then proceeded to a bar called the JadeSeahorse which was
quite a place. It was an elaborate bar with several levels decorated in different colored glass. The decor at this establishment made for an entertaining evening.
We awoke the next morning and went into town to shoot some
video and do a little grocery shopping. We saw several backpackers while we were on the island. We then boarded captain Lundy’s boat in order to set sail for the nature reserve of Cayos Cochinos.

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