Posts Tagged ‘Guanaja’

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.

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been rescinded.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.

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