Here we are, after travelling for three weeks or so, hanging out in the West End. Except this time, not the Vancouver West End we’re used to, but the West End on Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands off the Atlantic coast of Honduras (yes, “Survivor” was filmed here a few years ago, but no one is voting us off this sun-drenched tropical island!). Both West Ends feature beaches, but It is 30 degrees Celsius here, about 25 degrees warmer than in Vancouver right now, and not a cloud in sight. Needless to say we’ve spent a fair bit of time on the beach, although Deborah had to take a sick day this week.
Main street here is a sandy strip of road about a kilometre from end to end, and life here is fairly laid back – they have quite a capacity here for tourists, and although its high season, there are not that many tourists around. Some tourists may be generally scared off by crime rates in Central America (the US is pulling their Peace Corps program out of much of the region), or about political intrigue in Honduras in particular, but we have felt very safe here. Not nearly as many heavily armed guards everywhere you look as in Guatemala. We leave tomorrow for Managua, Nicaragua and we hope everyone is doing well.