Lou and Lynn update

Trip Start Oct 20, 2009
Trip End Jun 23, 2010

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Flag of Honduras  , Copán,
Monday, March 22, 2010


On the days when we have mobile phone service, which is not very often here in Central America, we SMS Lou and Lynn to check on their progress. They have had a great time riding around Columbia and have now sent their motor bikes on to Miami, USA from Cali, Columbia. They had to be present at the airport to take the fuel tanks and air filters off for the Narcotics Police. They had a sniffer dog present but she really wasn't interested in their bikes and didn’t like having to sniff the air being let out of the tyres.  The bikes were then wrapped in glad wrap and cardboard before air freighting to the USA on 21st March 2010.

Lou and Lynn themselves flew to Miami on this day, 22nd March and sorted out the Third party insurance for the bikes in the US. Nice to know they are on their way again, travelling through an English speaking country for the first time since they left home on 21st October 2009

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Check out the beautiful sniffer dog, Mandy.


The cool weather was not destined to last just yet, but the ride today was warm but comfortable. Similar conditions to yesterday on the road, with lots of beautiful scenery and lovely plant growth. I like Honduras. The sky is blue and the country looks pretty clean, not littered and not smokey.

We’re both surprised to see so many cowboys working on horseback in Central America. Perhaps not so much in Panama and Costa Rica, but Nicaragua and Honduras still have lots of work done by horses and cattle in yokes. We saw a couple of kiddies riding to school on a horse.

Des and I were discussing the Central American continent and thought it would be a great holiday with a camper vehicle, perhaps buying the vehicle in the USA and travelling through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and then selling the vehicle in Panama. It would be a great adventure. There are also many beautiful islands off the coast of Central America worth seeing. The cost of living is quite cheap here, compared to Australia and the people welcoming and helpful. It’s a slow pace as the weather is warm, but that’s good for the stress levels, I suppose. Anyway, enough dreaming, food for thought though.

We travelled 307 kilometers on winding road with lots of animals grazing at the roadside. We had to be careful, because occasionally they would cross in front of us. But in the main, they had good road sense and were unperturbed by our motorbikes.

It was a case of 'just a little further’ today, and then we couldn’t find any accommodation right off. It was another 50 kilometers before we saw a rush of signs advertising hotels. We had thought we might have to sleep under the stars for awhile.

We turned in at the long driveway to Hotel Posada Real de Copan, a resort hotel with a lovely pool and breakfast and dinner included. So you could say we are sleeping under the stars…… all five of them.
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