I've been promising myself that I'd go over for a longer stay once high season wound down, so this last week, I made good on my promise. I took the ferry over last Friday with my friend Nikki. She took the ferry back on Sunday, and I stayed myself for the rest of the week.
I recently bought an inflatable stand-up paddleboard moving off island, so I brought it along. We took the large cooler, and bought ice once we got there. Nikki brought her dog along, so we were fully loaded, between cooler, paddleboard, groceries and pet :) The water taxi met us at the ferry dock. We tried a few spots, but everyone was having an ice shortage, we just got 1 bag. I left money with the water taxi driver, so that he could pick up a couple extra bags to drop off when he returned to pick up Nikki on Sunday.
Our cute little cabin was there waiting for us. We got unloaded, and put everything away. We had a couple days enjoying the crystal clear water. We also met some new neighbours- an Italian guy who owns a lot a few lots down from us (purchased over 25 years ago) has begun clearing his land to start building. His workers were camping out in a tent.
On Saturday during the night, the winds picked up. When we got up in the morning, we weren't sure if the ferry would run, or if the water taxi would come to pick up Nikki, but both confirmed that they were going to. So we got Nikki packed up and ready to go. Off she went, and I had the next days all to myself. Sunday was windy all day, so I started putting wood sealer on the porch walls and floor, and spent the rest of the time curled up in the hammock with a book.
By Monday, the wind was gone, but tons of seaweed had washed ashore. The water was still pretty stirred up, but it cleared up in the next couple days. I spent the rest of my week alternating between walks on the beach, applying sealer on the cabin, reading in my hammock, going in the water, and raking up/burning sticks/leaves where we've started to clear in the back.
The week was over before I knew it, time to head back home to reality, but I'll be back soon to my beautiful escape :)
I'm Mel. Together with my 2 sons, Deo and Auri, we form the DAM team (Deo, Auri, Mel). I'm Canadian, my boys are half Canadian, half Honduran, and have grown up on the island of Roatan. We have a hostel in Roatan called Roatan Backpackers' Hostel, which I started when the boys were young. Now that they are adults, we've decided to start a new venture together on the beautiful neighbouring island of Guanaja. In 2022, we purchased our land, and in March of 2023, we put up a little cabin so that we have a little spot to sleep in and store things while we slowing work to get our project together. We are hoping to get our business running in the next 3-5 years, with these next few years giving us a chance to save up capital and advance a bit at a time at planting and infrastructure. Our blog will share our adventure with anyone who wants to follow it!