Roatan.

Posted by on 21 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

We are enjoying a slice of paradise,suffering sunburn and creature bites is a minor nuisance.Been doing some great snorkelling straight off the beach onto the reef.It is very lovely.We all saw a gorgeous turtle today who was happy for us to watch him munching on some sea grass,and didnt mind us swimming right next to him,great experience.Hamish sadly missed out on that today as he has been visiting the toilet rather too frequently and isnt feeling too great poor guy.My mum has had a dodgy tum too,we are thankful for two loos…grim.They are drinking lots and hopefully on the mend soon.Seth completed his PADI open water diving certificate today which we are all pleased about,especially him,he got the course for his birthday and has enjoyed the experience.Enjoying sitting on the jetty watching the sun go down each evening.The music of choice round here seems to be Bob Marley..of course,and Shania Twain!well I need to go to bed all this relaxing is exausting..been going to bed at between 7and 8,but the cockeral wakes us up at some obscene hour.Night ,will try and upload photos if not you can look on rachel macdonalds facebook.Bye God bless Rachel Hamish and all the kids.

The clan on the road again.

Posted by on 19 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Hi we made it to Honduras after an arduous collection of three flights,sleeping on an airport floor and a vomiting all the way there child(darcy again!!).We travelled to la ceiba on a bus then all 7 of us(my mum and Dad are with us) and all the luggage got into one small car with no suspension,no petrol and had to be started in a hotwiring fashion.Love it.We survived rather crummy hotel and got the boat to Roatan for holidays.We are here,it is much more commercialized than before and very pricey but lovely.Got sunburnt yesterday snorkelling etc.We were the whitest family on the beach and left the reddest,typical Brits!We are in a basic but clean and cute wooden blue house with three bedrooms,and a porch with a hammock.Very nice and quiet,we have been going to sleep around 7.30 and woken by the very noisy cockeral early morning.Went shopping for groceries in coxen hole today,so should be able to russle a good feast tonight.Seth is off on a diving course today.he wanted to do his PADI certification for his birthday,so we left him studying and trying on wetsuits.He will have fun.Whilst snorkelling over the reef yesterday Flora was so excited that she had seen a turtle,which popped its head out of the water.She loved it and thought it was very cute.Well there goes our first post,will write when we get the chance.Our love Rachel and Hamish.x

Last post for awhile (I think)

Posted by on 03 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

A few more pictures

Hi we have had a good week, full of the knowledge our trip is coming to an end, which is always bitter sweet. The kids are excited to come home, and so are we but also so sad to leave such special friends and not know when we might see them again. Hamish and I were talking about how we feel like we have two different lives, and when we are either in England or Honduras it feels like home, and its always hard to leave but equally great to be there, its very weird, and a bit unsettling but looking forward to seeing friends and family, though we wish we could bring the gorgeous sunshine and mountains with us! It has been Semana Santa this week(HOLY WEEK),which is the biggest holiday in the central American calendar, there is a party feel in the air, lots of catholic processions with statues and coffins, and music so loud ,my head is full of the rhythms even when its turned off. There are tourists everywhere and the valley has been crowded, yet we went to Teguc the other day and it was like a ghost town, so strange…there was no traffic.
We are going to a sunrise service at the church in the city!that will be a first but should be lovely.Afterwards we are all going to a posh hotel for a buffet breakfast,so we are looking forward to that tomorrow.Happy Easter to all at home,hope you have great celebration services.
Hamish saw a dead horse being driven past our house the other day, you see some bizarre things here. Talking of bizarre things. We went for a meal without the kids and whilst walking back got a bit of hassle from a man who really was way too drunk to harm us.A few minutes later we saw a man on a motor bike all over the road(pitch black) we were laughing saying he looked drunk ,then the iron maiden t shirt gave it away, it was the same guy. We fully expected a heap at the bottom of the hill, but as he approached the final steep hill up to our house he fell to the floor. The road is awful at the moment its just thick dust and nothing can grip. We spent the next few minutes getting him and the bike upright and out of traffics way then he fell in the hedge, it was so funny I couldn’t contain myself.He gave me his helmet and apologised profusely and said he’d been on the local moonshine, whilst Hamish got on his bike trying to start it again.They eventually got it up the hill, and he was very grateful for the help! talk about drunk driving. It was so comical ,he was like Manuel off fawlty towers and a scene as ridiculous but it was true. We see some sights.
Well we set off on Tuesday on a bus to San Pedro Sula for our flights home.Its a long journey back and we have a busy time when we return as we are only home one night then head to Devon for Paul’s wedding.Please pray for a good and safe journey back,don’t like the flying part even though getting through Honduras on a bus is by far the most dangerous bit.We tried to change our tickets to fly out from Teguc but they couldn’t which is a shame,the only disadvantage of cheap tickets.So we will see you soon,take care all our love Rachel and Hamish Seth Darcy and Flora.x