Archive for the "Outdoors" Category

02.Jun.2011 Honduras 3: Pico Bonito

The other best part of our vacation: a three-day jungle hike in Pico Bonito national park. A gleaming, shiny ferry took us from the island of Roatan to La Ceiba on mainland Honduras. A short 25-minute taxi ride later, we were far outside town in the Cangrejal river valley. The destination was an “eco jungle […]

15.May.2011 Honduras 2: Snorkelling

The snorkelling on Roatan was probably the best part of our vacation. Scuba is the popular thing to do. But we didn’t feel like spending the money or time required to get trained, and were fairly confident we could see a lot. It was tricky finding good advice on sites – most of the printed […]

13.May.2011 Honduras 1: Roatan

We settled on an unlikely honeymoon theme: an obscure destination with lots of hiking and exercise. Why Honduras? Because it’s next to Belize, which J had quite liked at age 14. Because it’s off the tourist map. And because of Roatan. Roatan is the largest of the three “Bay Islands” off Honduras’ Caribbean coast. Its […]

16.Oct.2006 Angus films

Just a followup on a recent post: Yvonne tells me that Angus Adventures are showing their film in Vancouver this weekend and next (at the Hollywood and Denman Place theatres). I see they’re also coming to Ottawa, Waterloo, Calgary and Edmonton in November (but no Toronto yet). Check out the details of their tour.