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February 12, 2006 06:19 PM

Three Lies

Our ClassUTILA, BAY ISLANDS, HONDURAS - When people here get the feeling that you're about to leave, they are often quick to remind us of the three lies that everybody tells in Utila:

  1. I'm not drinking tonight
  2. I love you
  3. I'm leaving tomorrow

Our diving certification course has been over for more than a day now, and this list of three lies was repeated to us over and over as we threatened to catch the 6:20 am ferry back to the mainland this morning. Of course last nights full moon party lasted well into this morning and we missed the ferry; not from sleeping in, but rather from staying up too long and losing track of time. It's alright, we promised ourselves; we'll just catch the next boat this afternoon...

That was before the clouds blew in and the winds whipped up the sea. Now they're telling us that the only ferry off this island has been cancelled for the rest of today and we may be stranded for as long as three days. The ferry operators have sighted poor weather as the reason.

No worries, I really can't imagine a better place to be trapped. Worse case scenario is that Will can fly (there is a small airport here) to Tegucigalpa on Monday or Tuesday in order to make his flight back to Canada, while Brian and I wait for the boat brave the crossing.

As far as SCUBA diving goes, we all had an incredible time and came away with our PADI Open Water Certification. We spent 4 days diving various reefs around the island and even spent a short but wild time snorkeling with a pod of dolphins. It happened very fast, one minute we were waiting in our dive boat, sunning ourselves and preparing for our second dive of the day, and the next our boat was screaming out into the Ocean on course to intercept their path. Once in position, we all jumped into the water like lemmings over a cliff. From noise and chaos of the boat, to the silence and deep blue sea in an instant. The dolphins were gone as quickly as they came, 20 or 30 of them in all directions, taking turns swimming up to get a close up look at me floundering at the surface, then descending deep into the infinite darkness below. It was an experience I'll remember probably forever.


jonathan said:

did I miss something?? why is will coming back to canada?

February 12, 2006 06:51 PM
Ryan said:

Will is flying home from Tegucigalpa on Tuesday, he'll be leaving us... we'll be back down to just Brian and I to continue the trip.

When Will joined us, his intention all along was to travel with us for 'just a few months'....

This, of course means that there is space on our 'roster'... Jon? Turbo? anybody?

February 12, 2006 07:10 PM
jonathan said:

I'll let you know on the 21st.

February 12, 2006 08:29 PM
MOM said:

Maybe I could join you for a few months... I could bring a camera and Dads credit card..however you would have to upgrade to 5 star...Love ya and miss ya... MOM.

February 12, 2006 10:38 PM