Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


Well, Day 3 found us at my favorite port. It’s an island off the coast of Honduras called Roatan. We stopped off at a port called Coxen Hole and then got on a bus that took us on a 30 minute ride through the jungle terrain, down the side of a mountain, and to a private beach resort called Tabyana Beach. Palm trees. Beach Lounges. Music. Sun. Sea. Snorkeling. Our new friend Oscar who worked there and would watch our stuff when we left it. It doesn’t get any better than this.

It provided me with my first opportunity to try out my new cover I got for my digital camera that makes it into an underwater camera. I immediately got my snorkel and fins and went out to check out the reef. My boys were so excited when I told them I managed to land a picture of a small octopus. Shannon and I went for a walk on the beach, ate lunch, and were basically lazy all day. Shannon spent most of her day reading. I spent most of mine in the water checking out fish and coral and wondering what was out in the deep. I really bad wanted to see some shark or dolphin or sting ray or something out there…. but nothing but big blue ocean beyond the reef. But, you know when you’re getting far from the reef cuz the water temperature changes drastically and it gets colder, which is a little freaky.

After the day at the beach, we took a shuttle back to the dock and decided to go walk the neighborhood and do some local shopping. We immediately were approached by a local junior high kid named Marcos. He was fluent in English and Spanish and he began, unsolicited, to give us a tour of the city. We told him what we were looking for and he took us to what he said was the best local shop. We looked around, I bought a pound of local coffee beans, and then we had some ice cream with our “guide”. I knew that the conversation we were having with Oscar was going to cost me some money… but I didn’t care. He never actually asked, but we did tip him nicely. I loved this kids stories and he was tons of fun. He’s in the lower left corner of the first collage. He made me want to come back someday to work with the locals.

Here’s the photos from the day at the beach…. I made 2 sets.

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