We have extra special guests at Paya Bay at the moment: Matthew Tresidder and his wife, Sally. Mr. Tresidder came to Roatan 32 years ago to teach The Queen's Proper English to local Oak Ridge, Roatan kids during his UK "gap year." (Along with British Honduras - now Belize - the Bay Islands formed part of the British presence in Central America during the colonial period. Pressed by a surging United States under its Monroe Doctrine, Queen Victoria ceded the islands to the then-new Republic of Honduras, which claimed them, in 1859). To celebrate his 50th birthday, Sally gave her husband a trip back to Roatan as a gift. A few days ago, I accompanied Matthew and Sally on a walking tour of Oak Ridge to explore the town and visit as many of his former students as possible still residing there.
Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.