Feb 11, 2009
Where I stayed
Cross Creek Dive Center
After finally arriving on the island I walked around a bit and checked out dive shops to get my PADI open water scuba certification
. I settled on Cross Creek dive center where I met my instructor named Biscuit from Quebec, Canada. Over the next 5 days I met and hung out with some of the most welcoming people I've met on this trip so far. My class consisted of 3 other people all from the states as well. The Island itself has away of sucking in people here for longer than planned on staying. I met tons of people who were only planning on staying for a week who have been here now for a month. The island vibe here is real strong with a focus on relaxing, partying, and just having fun. I only planned on staying here 4 nights but, like everyone else I got sucked into staying here a little longer. After having such a great time on the Island I've decided to continue on where I'll be trying to make my way on to check out the Mayan Ruins of Copan.
Leaving Henry I continued on to the city of Le Ceiba where I was to catch a ferry over to the island of Utila. I arrived at the dock at 10am to be informed that I had just missed the 9:30am ferry and that the next one wouldn't be until 4pm. Now this ticket box was just an open air patio with a roof. Not wanting to spend money to taxi back into town I decided to hang around for 6 long boring hours! When the boat finally arrived it started to rain as the passengers started to enter. The boat ride itself was one of the choppiest conditions I've ever witnessed, I've never seen so many vomit bags being used on a ferry ride. One by one people started reaching for their bags, using them and than having an attendant come over collect the bag and hand them a new one. It really was kind of funny to see this attendant constantly moving around the boat collecting and handing out bags.