"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

Guanaja, Honduras

>> Saturday, April 4, 2009

Guanaja is one of the coolest ports we have gone too. Unlike Grand Cayman, it was very quiet without the cruise ships. The green mountains and crystal clear water was amazing. We went snorkeling a few times during our stay in the daytime and once at night. We were able to identify a diverse range of fish: striped, polka dotted, bright blue and yellow. It was really interesting to see how they lived in the coral reefs, which were also very cool.
Night diving was a whole new experience. As we jumped in to the chilly (not colder than Maine) water, within the first five minutes we see a sea turtle, an octopus, Christmas tree worms and a moray eel. It was amazing to see all of the animals that come out at night.
Our last dinner was off the ship at Caribbean-German restaurant. The owners, Annette and Hans, were very generous. The food was delicious and everyone had a perfect time. Our last night on anchor watch was very windy and rainy, but it was all made up the next day when we got to visit the “town on stilts.” Antonio and his son, Homer, who drove us on their small dive boat, took us in one last time. The town was really interesting, filled with many dockside stands to enjoy local food and drinks. The whole experience was really great and everyone had an “awesome” time. We were reluctant to leave, but excited at the same time to actually reach Florida.

Cody Barry (student)


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