Flying High in the Jungle in Roatan
Trip Start Apr 18, 2012
4Trip End Apr 22, 2012
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Today was a beautiful day in Roatan, The sun was shining bright, it was warm, but not too hot yet, and we had the whole day ahead of us. We started off with the best local breakfast at a chicken place called Anthonys that consited of a white shack and plastic chairs, but with the high recommendation of the nice girl working at our hotel ( they always know the best local spots) we had the most amazing breakfast tacos and some of the best coffee I have ever had.
There was a great snorking place right around the corner from where we were staying, so that where we spent most of the morning. one thing we learned very quickly here, ,,,,DO NOT lay directly on the beach,,,,there are many sand flies,,,and they will eat you alive. Why do I know this? Because without a pre-warning, we did this very thing....we took a water taxi to the beautiful west bay beaches,,,and wow! we were the only ones laying out there! We have the whole place to ourselves! It took a while to start to feel the bites, but before we knew it, we were covered in little red bites.
So we learned the deal of why there are beach chairs everywhere, and from now on we will use them!
The afternoon we signed up to do a "exreme" Zip-lining here in Roatan. What was extreme about it , is that it has the secound highest zip line in all of central america
The company we went with was called " Pirates of the Carribien" that sounds very adventurous! we were picked up to take us to the place which was on the other side of the island. and were driven to the top of the mountain where we would take our first leap off the plantform, hooked up to a zip line that woudl take us high above the jungles of roatan. No , im not a little crazy,,,,signing up ( yes , we did have to sign a realease waiver...but they said that they havent had an accident ,,,ever! thats pretty good odds!) to be suspended by a seated harness only and hooked up to two large hooks and and fly high accross a jungle! Im not crazy, Im just adventruous!
It was awesome! our extreme zip lining adventure consisted of 8 plantforms and different jumps,,,,it was trurly one of the coolest things I have ever done,,,,I cant wait to do it again! what obscure , foreign country can i pick next?