Ash has arrived too. The weather had not been exactly great for Jim's first few days so we decide to head to Old French Harbour.
Frenchy's just opened at the end of October and there is lots of space for dinghies.
The plan is to meet up with Interlude and Enchantment and go to the restaurant up at the Lookout.
On our last visit here we asked about coming back for lunch and they said no problem so you can imagine our disappointment when 9 potential paying customers were told the resort was not open to the public for lunch. The view is spectacular. We did find a fun place called Herby’s, a sports bar that served very good food.
Before we know it, it’s time to say goodbye to Jim….The time has flown by….Thanks Jim for being such an easy guest.
We decide to purchase 300 feet of new anchor chain as ours is starting to show wear. A mooring ball is a perfect place to do the changeover. And it’s a bonus having Ash here to help with the installation.
Interlude have graciously leant Ash their spare dive vest and regulator….so it’s off to more diving. THANK YOU KAREN and CHERYL.
We again meet up with Appleseeds. Their two children Meghan and Matt have also arrived to spend Christmas….Of course this means going out for dinner to the Chicken Shack. Karen’s brother also arrived so its party time….Oh, there is nothing like Christmas!!!!
Time to head down to Coco Cochinos for Christmas. Karen and Cheryl have invited us to their friends’ Greg and Judy's home for a Pot Luck Christmas Party. What a great sail.
The entrance to Coco Cochinos is very straight forward and deep. Cochinos being a Marine park the mooring balls are mandatory. The Navy was quick to arrive for the park fee. The reefs we snorkeled were quite good.
And we had fun exploring.
Enchantment, Interlude and Jumbie arrive.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.....Ash managed to get in two dives Christmas day while Randy and I try to communicate with everyone back home which was near impossible as
the resort on the Island has intermittent wifi. Also, I did not realize before we left Roatan that our phone ran out of minutes.
Time for presents. To back track a bit, when we were in Fronteras, Guatemala I went to the bank with Karen. She could not believe it when she saw me put my money in my bra for safe keeping….So, while shopping in Roatan I came across underwear that had a front zipper compartment. Of course I had to get Karen and Cheryl a pair each…Everyone had a good laugh.
After an incredible meal many decided to hike to the lighthouse. With no appropriate shoes I decided to stay behind on High States.
Ash's last few days called for vegging so we returned to Old French harbour and dinghied into Fantasy Island Resort
where for five dollars each a day we could use their facilities. The beer was really reasonable at five beers for nine dollars. Pretty hard to beat….beautiful white sand, comfortable lounge chairs….and of course hamming it up with the monkey's.