Deo and I took the ferry over for the weekend to do a bit of work on the land. We borrowed a chainsaw for the trip, and took over a little sander as well.
My weekend project was sanding down the countertop in the kitchen area and sealing it, and Deo's project was taking down some of the scrubby trees that needed to go. It was his first experience using a chainsaw, so it took a little time to get the hang of it. Jose came over and helped out, and then made a lot of progress the 2nd day for us.
We had some time to relax on the dock and do a bit of fishing. I took the kayak again and did some more adventuring, including a very long kayak around the north side. We just had 2 nights, so it went by fast!
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!