|Now where did I park my bike?|
So when my vacation, a 7 day cruise to several places in the Caribbean came around, I quickly let go of the stress of being self employed. The headaches of investing in a rental property (which is new territory for me). I let go of my concerns about my future with 3M. I threw overboard the stresses of everyday life and just simply...enjoyed it. I loved relaxing, I loved seeing places I may never see again. I loved eating goat meat on a pure white beach in Costa Maya, Mexico. Swimming at a private beach in Belize. I even picked up a bottle of Cashew wine, which peaked my interest the second I heard about it.
|Roatan by sea.|
Still though, nice and twisty and at times steep and crazy. Scooters and motorcycles of various sorts zipped about us quickly in town, spilling lanes and making me yearn even more to join them.
The island itself is not very large. Only about 37 miles (60 KM) long by 5 miles (8 KM) wide. This gives some wonderful panoramic views as you climb to the top of the island, only to plummet down some twisting wonderfully scary roads towards the white sandy beaches.
Roatan is located near one of the largest barrier reefs in the world which creates some wonderful diving and snorkeling opportunities as well as some shipwrecks. This blog entry however is not about my vacation It's more to let my few readers know that I am alive and well and will be returning to my planned once a week entries soon. I enjoy blogging.
|Another view one can see from the back of a scooter.|
The next two ports were in Mexico. Costa Maya is a strip of restaurants and cafes on a long strip of long unbroken white sandy beaches. It's a day full of exploring funky little shops and haggling with savy small business men and woman. The one thing I didn't like was being approached ever 15 meters or so to stop and eat or drink at "the best restaurant in Mexico."
|Sadly you don't see the geysers but it reminds me of Maine|
What this trip put into my mind was a desire to retire to the islands (only 20 - 25 years to go!) and to scoot around the islands if I get the chance. I know in September a scooter club is planning a possible ride in the Bahama's. I've never been there, and the seed is planted.
In the end my bike mileage was 24,811 miles. It had 6,600 on it to begin with so I placed 18,211 miles on my bike. Not to shabby. I hope to finally replace my bike this weekend. Finally, some additional pictures are available on my Facebook Page if your interested.