After an epic mission from Rio Dulce to La Ceiba on three buses and poor Lee with a bad stomach, we rose early yesterday morning to catch the ferry across to Utila, one of the the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras. The boat ride was very, very rough and it felt like the majority of the passengers were being sick around us, though luckily none of us felt too bad. Mum – you would have hated it.
Arriving in Utlia was like heaven – very much like Caye Caulker in Belize, but the pace is a little faster and the whole island is a little more built up. Everything still goes slow though, and the sun is (mostly) shining, so we’re very happy little travelers.
We checked into a dive centre called Altons, a very cool little place right on the water that includes accommodation when you dive and had an awesome pier right in from of our room. Apparently its been raining lots but the sun came out for us and is supposed to keep shining for the next few days while we’re here.
Vanessa (our new gang member) started her open water yesterday afternoon and tomorrow today I start our advanced course while Kel does some fun dives, starting his advanced on Monday.