Monday, October 30, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

the flambo project 2.0

Continuing the Flambo Project, we currently have another 120 young flamboyant (also known as royal poinciana) trees to plant along the main island road here in Roatan's East End communities. This year we want to get the children from the local primary school involved in the project. I'll post reports as the project progresses during the next couple of weeks.

Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

humble admiration

the emperor has no clothes

"This spell will eventually break. That is my belief." Senator Flake is an American hero.

The best thing that occurs to me about the world's current bristling political climate is the concept that it's always darkest before the dawn. Maybe, just maybe, we are experiencing the labor pains and the birthing process of a New Age/New Earth. Earth 2.0. One can hope.

Right, President Obama?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

roatan marine park

The Roatan Marine Park is part of the larger marine park, namely, The Bay Islands Marine National Park (Parque National Marino Islas de la Bahia ) also known as "PNMIB." The Bay Islands Marine Park has a surface area of 47,152.49 ha, divided into three zones. The Roatan Marine Park, together with the Bay Island Marine Park protects a significant sample of the reef ecosystem known as the Mesoamerican Reef System (Sistema Arrecifal Mesoamericano "SAM"). This reef system is threatened by global impacts such as climate change and pollution from terrestrial sources. The habitats protected by the Roatan's Marine Park and PNMIB are the basis of the tourist economy and communities of the Bay Islands. The Bay Island Marine Park engulfs all of the Bay Islands. Most of the work revolves around the three largest islands (Roatan, Utila, and Guanaja) because these are the most visited islands and the areas more prone to deterioration. Among its many objectives, the Roatan Marine Park and the Bay Islands Marine Part, in general, intends to impacts and enable non-destructive and sustainable uses while keeping and preserving critical habitats.

facts first

Genius: "...they may put "banana" in ALL CAPS..."

Monday, October 23, 2017

plastic trash from Guatemala pollutes Bay Islands' waters

In one photograph taken near Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras, a diver grimaces as he prepares to enter the water almost completely covered by waste. Another, taken from below the waterline, shows plastic bottles, bags and other rubbish on the surface blocking out sunlight. Meanwhile, a close-up image of the ocean reveals dozens of disposable knives and forks floating among seaweed. It is thought the rubbish was washed into the sea from nearby Guatemala, carried on rivers swollen by the recent rainy season flowing through towns and villages.

We need to go back to the drawing board with this scourge that is "disposable" plastic. Looking at you, Coca-Cola (and similar entities). You need to clean up the mess you've made and find a better idea. The current idea is corporate negligence, plain and simple.

Yes, YOU.

Hat tip to my friend Peter!

the truth is hard

here it comes!

The first cold front of the 2017 winter season. The first front is usually the fiercest (as far as rain and wind are concerned) because there is so much stored energy and moisture in the tropical air it collides with.

Friday, October 20, 2017

october rains

One of the reasons we close Paya Bay and pause operations during October is that historically our rainy/winter season here in the Bay Islands begins this month. Typically, because the atmosphere is super saturated with tropical moisture, October will be the rainiest month and then it starts to taper off after that. We are certainly having a wet October this year. I took these photos during a delicious shower earlier today. It's like Mother Nature is recharging the island with life.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.