Thursday, April 1, 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Fragrant sea palms

Marking the beginning of the Caribbean Spring, hundreds of sea palms (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) are flowering all over the property, enhancing the balmy sea breeze with their sweet fragrance, while also producing an abundance of nectar for the island bees.





Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Winter visitors

This cold weather season the pelicans showed up once again to spend their winter at Paya Bay. This winter more of them showed up than usual (about twelve individuals from two different species).













Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.


Friday, January 29, 2021

The Holidays at Paya

These past Christmas and New Year holidays we held small, social-distancing events at Paya Bay, including a beach party with DJs for New Year's Eve 2020-2021. We even did our traditional Fire Warrior ritual on Bliss Beach to welcome the New Year!

The cleansing fire of the Fire Warrior ritual on New Year's Eve

Lighting tests before the DJ got rolling


Fire Warrior Ritual


Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Article: Freakish Ice Cube Shows The Scale Of Earth's Vanishing Ice


On Earth, the amount of ice lost each year is equal to a monstrous, over six-mile-high ice cube looming over New York City. And this ice loss is accelerating. In research published Monday in the scientific journal The Cryosphere, earth scientists concluded the planet lost a prodigious 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017. This means ice mass is melting away, like a shrinking glacier. Since the 1990s, the rate of annual ice loss has increased by 57 percent. "Over the past three decades, ice has been lost from every corner of our planet," said Andrew Shepherd, a professor of earth observation at the University of Leeds and a coauthor of the research.

- Mashable India