Mon 15 Feb 2010
In Roatan, we met up with my dear friend Marc in Gumbalimba Park. This park has it all. First, we did an amazing nature walk wherein we saw many black iguanas, beautiful flowers, and unusual trees. Then, we had a great time trying to cross the stream on an Indiana Jones style bridge. Next, I got to play with a spider monkey and parrot. Such an awesome experience!!!
After the nature hike, I could not resist the opportunity to snorkel on the Jolly Roger Catamaran. The azure waters were calling me to come forth — LOL!!! Okay, I only stayed in about 15 minutes – but it was well worth it. I guess I was tired from eating too many deserts on the cruise ship. A guide was beckoned to “rescue” me. He took me back to the boat where I had a cool drink and then met a fitness pro champ, Nicole. She has the BEST ABS!!!
We continued to explore the park and had a chance to talk with Olivia, who is excited about her work with the youth on the island. After that, we were ready for more adventure by taking the clear kayak tour to see the coastline. These kayaks have a clear bottom which enable you can see clear down into the sea — Amazing!!
Roatan really surprised us. The beaches were warm, the waters were crystal blue, the people were nice, and the variety of activities were great! My Aunt and I had such a good time that we were trying to figure out a way to stay in Roatan instead of going back to the cruise ship.
More Beautiful Beaches
The next stop on the cruise was Costa Maya. This port is a fairly new development with a party type atmosphere and a variety of shopping options. We actually got a taxi to the downtown area and lounged on the beautiful beach for the whole day.
I continued lounging on the beach in Cozumel to get more “sabbatical rest”. It was great!! We met up with Nicole and just did absolutely nothing…loved it!
Inspiration – Try not to become a (wo)man of success but rather try to become a (wo)man of value. (Albert Einstein)
Prayer Focus – Haiti, Honduras, and Mexico (especially children).