Over the Bar in the Morning
20 January 2014 | Cayo Quemado, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Beth / rainy season again
We had a fine trip via Hedman Alas bus to Copan, Honduras. Alex paid his first fee to a border official in order to "fix" a problem. (More later on that.) We all visited Macaw Mountain - what gorgeous birds! Jim had an attack of gout and stayed in the hammock while Alex and I toured the site. We managed a good connection back to the Rio via shuttle from Copan and Fuente del Norte at Rio Hondo. On Tuesday we introduced Alex to the dwindling crowd of cruisers at Tortugal, shopped in the rain along the wild streets of Rio Dulce,and took the collective downriver on Wednesday sans rain thank goodness.
We've been enjoying the "neighbourhood" and visiting friends for the last few days, and finally got off the dock today. We've had really low temps and lots of drizzle lately, but maybe it will pick up now for Alex's last few days. We are at anchor in Buenavista bay and will head for Livingston at first light tomorrow. The late morning tide looks high enough to carry us nicely over the bar and we should be able to make Roatan. Our initial plan was to head up to Belize but the wind this week indicates Roatan, Honduras as a better destination. Unfortunately it won't be one of those lovely starlit night passages under sail but we should be able to get there mid day Wednesday.
Much more to tell you about our comings and goings, but it will have to wait till we find a better internet connection - and I have time to write instead of enjoying the company of our son!!
Fingers crossed - next report from Roatan where Alex will have a couple of days of fun in the water before catching a flight on Friday to Guatemala City and on his way back to Canada on Saturday.