Monday, June 15, 2009

Roatan=Paradise

After we were done with all the crazy fun of Copan, we boarded our bus and then a ferry to Roatan...a Caribbean Island paradise full of adventure! First things first, the beach! We spent alot of time on the isalnd at the beach and let me tell you, it was beautiful. The first morning, it was a complete downpour, so when it cleared up and we got to the beach it was kind of cloudy and the water was choppy(as you see in the picture below). But all the other days, the sky was completely clear and the water was totally still. We spent alot of time at the beach. Unfortunately, the only pictures we have in our snorkel gear are on the underwater camera. When we have more time, we'll scan those into the computer and post them. All I can say is that I have never had snorkeling like this. The water was so clear and there were so many different types of fish! It was beautiful. Roatan has the second largest barrier reef in the world next to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, so I'm sure you can imagine how awesome it was. We went snorkeling almost every morning.
The area around this rock was about 40 ft deep and on one day when it was still water, we snorkeled around it and it was SO cool to see the reef out there with amazing fish.
One day when I was laying on the beach, Nate did some exploring. I was very surpised when he showed up next to my towel with a black iguana. He was thrilled, as you can see in the picture above. We need to do a post about all the animals on the trip. Being the animal lover that he is, it pretty much made his day when he would catch something. And trust me, there were a lot of things to catch!! So as I was taking his picture with the iguana, this funny little man showed up with a hat and put in on his head and posed for the picture with him. It was hilarious. Also, the iguana scratched up his arm pretty good, but of course he didn't seem to mind.
Here we are at the beach, just loving our life. Last night, we showed our pictures to my family and my niece, Megan asked me why we live at the beach. I got a good laugh out of it. I guess she didn't catch the fact that we were on vacation. I wish we lived in Roatan!
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7 comments:

marilynl said...

I wish I lived at the beach!

Cierra Johnson said...

wow! your trip looks like SO much fun! It is all so beautiful!

Angela said...

Megan is so funny. You're trip looks awesome. Glad you had a good time. Now come here and snorkel with us to see which is better. ;)

Jenny said...

WOW! I am so jealous! Everything looks like so much fun. I am super excited for the zip-line on the cruise now! I sent you an invite for my blog at lundihop@yahoo.com.

Brian and Courtni said...

it does look like paradise! so glad you got to go...looks absolutely beautiful!

did nate get to take the hat home? :-)

Bev said...

Still jealous i didn't come along. The pics are amazing, and you guys look like you had a fabulous time!

T-Ray said...

Looks so beautiful there! And you look so cute. Love Nate holding the iguana... reminds me of the picture I took of you in Mexico holding the iguana. :o)