Richard Watts

Janner gone Westerer!
Living in: Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Day38

    Copán Ruinas

    June 1, 2018 in Honduras ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    This is a nice little mountain town with some very old ruins. Another Mayan settlement, but this one has a nice back drop of hills. There is some cool history about the place, which you can google, but Copan was known for its intricate hieroglyphics and carvings. It also has a tonne of macaws here and Lowland Pacas, which is like a massive guinea pig. They are rebuilding a lot of it, so or not all original, but good to see. I had the place to myself for an hour, just managed to leave before the 400 school kids came in!
    A good little stop off on the way to Antigua, Guatemala.q
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  • Day36

    Utila, over n out!

    May 30, 2018 in Honduras ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    It was a mission to get here and after spending almost two weeks on the island, kinda hard to leave. It’s been a lot of fun, awesome diving, glad to to that one off the bucket list. There’s a lot of people here that have just stayed for months and years, but I’m getting out while I can!
    Just now say waiting for the ferry to La Ceiba, tomorrow I’m heading to Copán and the on to Guatemala. I think it’s going to be different, but a lot of fun. Hopefully!Read more

  • Day29

    First open water dives, swam with Dofins

    May 23, 2018 in Honduras ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Just a quick entry, into the water to swim with flippin DOLPHINS!
    We were heading out for our first open water training dive, the shout went up, “Dolphins! Who’s going in?” We lined up on our arses in two lines and slipped into the sea like a parachute drop. You can only snorkel with them. As soon as I hit the water I looked down and saw the most amazing blue colour, shafts of sunlight, disappearing down into the abyss. This site will stick with me as much as then next. We chased the pod at the Captins orders and there they were, 9 spinner dolphins about 15m from us. Chases them around for about 15 minutes and they eventually swam deep below us and were gone. I could still hear them and see their bubble trails. Amazing. Not bad for my first time out on a dive boat!Read more

  • Day25

    We are here!

    May 19, 2018 in Honduras ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We jumped on the 9am ferry, know as the vomit comet, and we on Utila by 10.
    Within 20 minutes it was clear that it was well worth the effort, very nice vibe and everyone is super friendly. Water is really clear and the chance of Whale Sharks is high!
    I start my open water diving course tomorrow at 2pm, just classroom, so tonight is for checking out the bar scene here. Might try and get myself a Dj gig!
    It’s still 30 degrees, but there’s a nice breeze. Hostel is more like a hotel with dorms, nice pool, very chilled! Life is good!
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  • Day24

    Getting to La Cieba, Honduras

    May 18, 2018 in Honduras ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

    I’m getting this down now so I don’t forget. It’s been a bit of an epic travel day.
    We got the ferry from Palencia this morning at 9am, picking up a Belgium dude as we went. We cruised with 3.2 engines 20 minutes around the coast and stopped for 90 whilst we kinda went through customs. See ya Belize. We got to Puerto Cortes pretty much as expected, just a lot longer than the 4 hours it should have been, more like 6! We then waited for about an hour before the whole boat cleared through the one customs guy. We basically all put our passports into a plastic bag getting off the boat, then waited in line.
    4:20pm, finally get in a taxi to get to la Ceiba, sealed a good deal as there are four of us. It’s now 8:30pm and we are still an hour away, it’s a long way!! The driving here is bonkers and once the sun went down, it’s even crazier! One in five vehicles have no tail lights, people on bikes everywhere. It’s like that old game Turbo Outrun, but at night. Seems the way to overtake is drive up someone’s arse, then put you light on full beam till you get by. Definitely an experience, even more so cos I have the front seat. Hopefully we can find somewhere to stay once we get in 😬
    There’s been some good clouds and a lightening storm to entertain, keeps you mind of the oncoming traffic straddling the middle of the road! Ha!
    10:00pm we got to the hostel and it was a pile of rubble! It’s now 10:30pm and we have a hotel. There is a massive fiesta in town for the end of May and all of the hotels are booked. Epic day!
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