Monthly Archives: April 2009

The Wild Blue Under

The Wild Blue Under

Our travels in Central America are ending the way they began: in the water. On the second day of our trip, back in mid-January, we snorkeled on the coral reef off the coast of Yucatan, Mexico. For the past few weeks, we’ve been snorkeling at the other end of the same Mesoamerican reef—in the Bay… Read More

Melissa’s Dolphin Day

Melissa’s Dolphin Day

As a special Valentine’s/birthday gift, Chris bought me a “dolphin snorkel encounter” at a local resort. This place is better than most for such things–they have a group of 17 dolphins (mostly born there) who live in big enclosures out on the reef–it’s much more natural than many tourist dolphin centers I’ve seen or heard… Read More

The Prettiest City in Guatemala

The Prettiest City in Guatemala

Antigua sits on a plain surrounded by low hills and three tall volcanoes. When we were here a few weeks ago (before our detour into southern Honduras), we managed to take some pictures of them. Now, although the house we’re looking after has windows facing all three volcanoes, you can barely see them through the… Read More