Saturday, May 24, 2014

NORMALCY

Life is back to normal around here.  You can ask just about any sailor and they will tell you cruising is filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.  My last post obviosuly expressed those feelings.  After having been in a rut for some time I'm beginning to climb back up to the high stages of cruising once again.  Looking forward to cruising on through the Rio and Belize over the next month.  Possibly get some spearfishing in and easy sailing between small islands in the barrier reef.

I'm pretty confident in saying I have found the most chill island in the Western Caribbean.  We arrived in Utila a couple days ago and this place is incredible.  The people are all super laid back and the vibe around here is beyond mellow.  I could see myself sitting here for a very long time, but there is no surf or spearfishing.  Both of those are very important aspects of my life so it looks like one day soon I will begin sailing on.  

In the meantime I'm enjoying the hammock life for a change.  I've taken a few nice long walks around the island and enjoyed the afternoons laying under a palm.  I'm usually a little more active than this but it really feels good to slow the pace and just relax for a bit.




Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Little French Cay is the small island we are currently anchored off.  This morning we went over to see what all the talk was about.  Its definitely a cruise ship destination trap, but since we had the place to ourselves it was pretty interesting.  They had a small zoo with plenty of cool animals including tons of monkeys that were hilarious. 


After arriving back at the Roatan Yacht Club we met up with Angel, the manager.  He offered to take us on a tour of the island and out to West End Bay for free which was sick as hell.  He is a super laid back fun going guy.  He showed us everything West of French Cay Harbor.  Took us for drinks and sandwiches at one of his local places and pounded down numerous tequila shots before driving us back through the mountains to the yacht club.  A long fun trip at night for sure. 



Nates birthday party must have been a blast.  If only we could have stuck around for the evening to participate in the pinata/Viagra party.  The luck that I have it would end up being a rainbow party from San Fran or Key West down here celebrating.

Monday, May 19, 2014

ROATAN

Fish On!  The trip over to Roatan was pretty easy.  I mean just look at the glassed over seas in the background.  About 5 miles before entering French Cay Harbor we slayed this nice Mahi.  Looks like the meals on the boat just got stepped up a notch for the next few days.



A really cool ass older couple we met in Guanaja were sailing just in front of us on the way over and we happened to snap this sweet pic of them an a waterspout coming down.  They have been cruising for 16 years non stop.  I'm sure they have seen one or two of these in their day, but its always cool to see mother nature at her finest.
Immediately after dropping anchor in the harbor these 3 kids paddled over on sections of the wall from a walk in cooler.  They asked for food and said they were very hungry.  We supplied cookies and they were super stoked.  I must say very polite as well with both a please and a thank you!




 We took a nice walk around the harbor and checked out the town for a bit before sunset.  After stumbling across the Roatan Yacht Club for some cheap beers it was hard to leave and cook dinner.  When the Mahi calls its time to leave though and we had blackened tacos for dinner, my favorite.