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More Thoughts

As a lot of places in Central America, two things we take for granted in Canada and the US, electricity and internet, are both sketchy in Roatan. Electricity is on most of the time but without warning and seemingly random … Continue reading

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Roatan Diving

Quite a few years ago we dove on Roatan’s sister island, Utila. What I remember of the diving is the terrain. The terrain is the memory I will leave here with. The coral is in good shape and there are … Continue reading

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Cashews

I don’t think I have ever seen a cashew tree before. At least if I have I did not realize it. Walking to town there is a strange looking fruit laying on the ground. An apple looking thing with an … Continue reading

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Impressions

First impression of Roatan is a drive through Coxsenhole in a taxi. Kind of sparsely built place although we may not have driven through the downtown area. The traffic was extremely congested for a small place. The roads were not … Continue reading

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It goes forever

This one is short but I had to write it. Two days ago we were in transit through the Denver airport. Our gates were at the opposite ends of the terminal. I have walked that far in many airports but … Continue reading

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3 Days and Counting to Roatan

Bought a new bag. It is an AquaLung carry-on, like what Debbie has only pink. The bag is meant as a dive equipment carry on. I don’t know of any other people that actually do what we do but if … Continue reading

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The Reef

Bonaire designated the reef surrounding the island a national marine park in 1979. Long before it was the ‘in’ thing to do. The result is a very healthy reef with such abundant life it is hard to find those unusual … Continue reading

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Banner Day

Sorry, all we talk about is diving when we are here, but in fact that is all we do here. This island is not exactly a land of plenty. It is from my perspective one dimensional. If you are coming … Continue reading

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Karma

Somehow even though there is no day light savings time on Bonaire Debbie and I managed to be 1 hour late for our appointed time to leave for diving this morning. So even though C had set up the truck … Continue reading

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Comfort

Today we hit our diving stride. It has taken 5 or 6 days but the three dives today were not easy and all were over 70 minutes long. The dives were not super hard with strong currents or anything but … Continue reading

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