Relaxing on the Beach – Coral Village Beach

How do you spell: R E L A X?

I love to sit on the beach and just listen to the waves roll in,,, hear the occasional bird utila-honduras-vacations-coral-beach (1)chirping over the sound of the wind

I t always takes me a few days to get used to the heat.  (Especially coming from 30 degrees and snow to 80 degree weather.)  But nothing like feeling the ocean breeze playing havoc on your hair!  :o)

From the moment we land until we return to the states, my hair is frizz city!  But that’s okay. I love that this island is so laid back and shorts and T-shirt and frizz are quite acceptable.

Next is island time… It moves at about the 10th of the pace that we are used to. I sometimes feel like I move in slow motion and after about a week am right in step with the pace.

Looking forward to slow motion for another week!

The Lord has blessed us richly in 2012 and we look forward to seeing His plans unfold for 2013.



Pumpkin Hill Beach, From Top of Pumpkin Hill, Utila Honduras

Top of Pumpkin Hill

Pumpkin Hill Beach from the top of Pumpkin Hill  Utila Honduras

Pumpkin Hill Beach Utila Honduras

Pumpkin Hill is the highest point on Utila, Honduras. The other Bay Islands, Roatan and Guanaja, rise right up. Utila is relatively flat and has Stewart Hill and Pumkin Hill.

It isn’t very hard to walk to the top of Pumpkin Hill.  The challenge is knowing where the trail is!

Here we are at the top – with my best friend and husband of 27 years!

Top of Pumpkin Hill Doug and Linda

From top of Pumpkin Hill

I used the Flip Camera to show you the entire island

Going down the hill, we came across these horses.   (I only took the pic for my niece who is an expert with horses.)

Horse on Pumpkin Hill Utila Honduras

Horses on Pumpkin Hill

This was a fun day!  We rode mountain bikes through mud puddles to the base of Pumpkin Hill.  Then we walked the rest of the way up to the top of the hill.


Utila Vacations Mountain Biking to Pumpkin Hill Part 2

This is what you saw most of the way up to Pumpkin Hill:

Road to Pumpkin Hill Utila Honduras

Road to Pumpkin Hill Utila Honduras

I always bring a pair of old sneaker when I come visit.  You can now see why…

Biking during rainy season Utila Honduras

Legs are mountain biking to Pumpkin Hill

This was a hard ride!  The roads are very bumpy to begin with and then you add a lot of rocks and mud – it creates a very challenging ride.  You never knew whether you are going to hit a rock or sink in mud!

We managed to make it in and out of there with no problems.  My husband really enjoyed the ride.

Here we are at the base of the hill.  Will have to leave the bikes and walk to the top.


Next post I’ll show some of the views once we hiked to the top.

Utila Vacations Mountain Biking to Pumpkin Hill

You know how much Doug likes to bike!  Well we had to go mountain biking while we were in Utila!

Biking is Utila is a bit different. Since there is only a few miles of pavement on the island you have to give up on any notion of road bikes.  There are many dirt roads and trails.

One more thing, it is rainy season! :o)

Utila Honduras Vacations Road behind Big Byte

Road behind Big Byte - Utila Honduras

Here are some pictures of Big Byte…

Utila Honduras vacation beach - big byte

Big Byte Beach - Utila Honduras Bay Islands

Utila Honduras vacations beaches big byte

Big Byte Beach - Utila Honduras - looking toward Paradise Cove

We rode past Big Byte and on toward the airport.  It was nice to get off the muddy road for a bit.  But it wasn’t long before we were on another muddy road – worse that the ones we had just been on!

Will post more soon…


Coral Beach Utila Honduras Infinity

View of Bay Island Honduras beach beyond the infinity poolBay Island Utila Honduras – Infinity Pool with ocean in background.

I really did a lousy job with this photo.   I couldn’t get the right angle   to do it

The house belongs to friends of friends. It was fun to visit their place; enjoy the
pool and the view!

If you look close enough you can see the mountains of the mainland through the

Bay Islands Honduras Beach Crab

I have seen hermit crabs before – all in cages.  Here on the beaches of Utila you find hermit crabs all over!

They range in size. This guy  is fairly small.

(Be careful where you walk or you might accidentally crush one.)

Sometimes there are so many it looks like the ground is moving!