Sunday, 13 February 2011

February 4th to 13th, 2011 - ROATAN, HONDURAS

From Belize to Roatan was another upwind, against the current slog. 25.5 hours to do what we can do in under 19 hours in "normal" conditions.

We start out anchoring in French Harbor, next to Fantasy Island Resort. We then move into the marina, in the exact spot our friends Dave & Linda on SV "Starshine" occupied when we were here two years ago. Our nearest neighbor is a real Lounge Lizard.

One of the days we rented a car we gave a lift to Jonesy & Terry off SV "Niki Wiki" to the West End and we all have lunch at the Light House restaurant.

The only paved highway runs along the "spine" of the island, offering great views. We share the view with the Blues Brothers.

Rush hour, Roatan style.

We enjoy lunch at Caya Resort on the North East part of the Island. Good food, world class view.

Launch ride from Oak Ridge to Jones Ville and the Hole in the Wall Restaurant. We travel with friends Alex and Carol, friends from Victoria; former Victorian Ward; his wife Carla, son and new daughter. The owner Bob is an American that sailed to Roatan, built a house, sank his boat and built a restaurant on a dock over the sunken boat. The decor includes a live parrot. It was all you can eat lobster and beef, with potatoes, beans, and coleslaw day. A day to remember!

We snorkel off of Coco View Resort. The main attraction for us was the VERY large lobster that sauntered by. I guess he knew that we had had our fill of lobster at Hole in the Wall the day before.


Anonymous said...

Hi Barrie & Sandra; I have seen other websites about Roatan, nice to see you enjoying Paradise!

SV Estrellita 5.10b said...

Hello Passat II, We are fellow CFSA members who are heading South this year and we were pointed to your blog by the wonderful Mary Gasser. I'm going back slowly and reading through your departure in 2007. Liviaa & Carol

Sarah Bear said...

Love the photos!

John Burke said...

Hi Barrie and Sandra - just spending an hour browsing random blogs. Am very glad one of them was yours! Nice photos and jealous of the lifestyle :-)

John (from Blackpool, UK)

IMTTAWEN said...



Beautifull! and incredible!

Elaine Anderson said...

Hi Sandra and Barrie: I have been following your adventures since the beginning and have enjoyed it all especially the photos. However, nothing since Roatan in February update? Hope all is well with you both.