The Bay Islands of Honduras – Guanaja, Roatan and Utila

Honduras was new territory for David and Suzanne and they asked for a little help in planning.  Dayna of Blue did the  research and up front arrangements which she presentated to the group while we were in Panama.   Some of us made reservations for Fantasy Island Marina while others planned to anchor  nearby in French Cay Harbor.  Our stay in Honduras was wonderful.  Several of the rally boats stopped in at Guanaja but we were among those who missed this island.  Those who stopped reported that they loved it and many stayed on for some time.  Sorry we missed it and will certainly visit if we pass this way again.

When anticipating passages we always keep an eye to weather and security.  Since there had been two recent reports of harassment along the coasts of  Niagara and Honduras we took a few extra security measures.   When ever we are moving on groups form and plans are made as to departure time and route.  Several “way points”  had been discussed for routing purposes, they were identified with letters rather than location names and members of each group planned ways to be less vocal on the VHF radios so as not to alert local traffic as to their intentions.  As was always the case, a daily Side Band Radio net was held at which time everyone checked in with a location and status.  Happy to report that all went well  and no problems were encountered.  Our precautions may have been unnecessary although it was a good learning experience to think through ways to improve safety.

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