Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 4 - Roatan Honduras

Up early... woke up to a change in waves is all I can think caused it.  Early is 5;30 am.  The day prior was 6:30 and with the time change it was about the same.  Sigh..
Bright lights out he window!  Ok, so it's just sunshine!
coming into Roatan

waiting in the madhouse of shore excursions
 Full theater waiting on shore excursions.
 We are thrilled, can't you tell?
 Walking down four flights of stairs to the exit on deck 1 (moooooo)
 On the dive boat waiting to go out on our dives

 The resort across from us looked GREAT!!

Diving was great too!  First dive was a wreck dive in about 100' of water however I think we maxed out at 70 some odd feet.  There were a lot of sea fans and beautiful fish everywhere.  Lots of LARGE puffers too.

There was a huge pod of dolphins the captain tried to put us on top fo to see while snorkling.  I was at the back of the line to jump in and was watching them from the boat and got to see them split around everyone in the water - why on earth would they come near 15 splashing folks in the water???  they had calves in with them too, so they were protective of the babies.  I did get to see two large ones jumping about two or three boat lengths back from us, that was so cool to see in the wild!

the folks in the water got to see some of them swimming below them with the calves, I was in the boat watching the whole pod go by and saw a lot of the babies too.  I never did jump in!

We motored back to the dive shop to change tanks and wait out our surface interval.  Liz and I got a snack before heading back out.

Dive two was a shallower dive.  There were about 5 to 6 turtles on this dive.  One very big mature one was munching on coral and we got within 5 feet of him while he was eating.  Very cool, he didn't even stop munching to look at us twice :)

The folks from our tour were in a big hurry to get back to the bato area.  NO time to shower and change :(

Oh, well, we wandered around the port area and piked up souvenirs and took a few more picutres.
I bought the ship package for all photos and have been begin the kids to take every picture they see.  they're not doing as well as I hopeed, but we have a good stack of pictures so far

Dinner was great with Thai Shrimp and escargot  Yes, we all had some.  Basically garlic flavored mushroom texture.  not horrible.

Tonight we have to rest up because tomorrow is Belize and 6:45 am show time for Butch and the girls.  7;45 for Sally and I, however we're all in the same rooms, so I'm sure we'll all be up at the crack of dawn for this one :)

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