Today was a fairly lazy day and that’s exactly what I needed after a few hectic days travelling – I had my first lay-in of the trip before reading and making use of the hotel wi-fi. When a few more people were awake we made our way to Earth Mama’s for breakfast – they’re famous for their smoothies so I decided to try a smoothie and breakfast burrito which were really nice so I might go back there tomorrow.
We planned to go to the beach but there was a lot of rain today so we didn’t make it over to the West Bay until the early afternoon. West Bay is the next settlement along the beach from West End where we were staying and the easiest way to get there is to take the water taxi from the dock in the town. West Bay is more built up than the West End and is where all the expensive hotels are but it’s also where the best beaches and best snorkeling are so if that’s your thing you’ll need to head here.
Snorkeling was our main aim for the day but we decided to have lunch before renting our gear and heading into the water. The water is very shallow and we saw LOTS of fish – most of which I don’t even know the name of but it was among the best snorkeling I’ve done on my travels. I probably spent an hour or so in the water before relaxing on the beach for a bit.
After taking the water taxi back I read while waiting for the rest of the group to arrive as we had another group meal tonight. Our destination for tonight was the Creole Kitchen and it was only 140 lempira for a half-chicken full rotisserie meal! A few of us are going to try to go swimming with dolphins tomorrow so we came back to the hotel to relax in case we need to head off early in the morning instead of heading out for drinks like the others.