Corn Islands Travel Blog› entry 27 of 34 › view all entries
August 31st, 2006 – by: ArlsAndTris
Whoever said that "airtravel takes the travel out of travelling" obviously never travelled in a plane that was so low you could see each cow and car or had a pilot that took great pleasure in dodging around individual clouds.
The Corn Islands are two islands (Big Corn and Little Corn...very original). We jumped the 1st boat off Big Corn and were in remote and virtually unspoilt tropical island paradise of Little Corn by dinner time. Our accomodation was a rustic cabaña among the palm trees right on the beach. And at night every step would send crabs sucuttling away across the sand.
We finished our advanced open water dive certification, and have now logged 8 hours of bottom time which we are very proud of :-) These dives were absolutely AMAZING!!! The highlight for Arlene was a dive at a site called white holes, where we spotted 8 nurse sharks. Now these sharks can get big (over 2 metres), but they are lazy! We were lucky enough to see one swimming over the reef, while the rest were lounging in the sand.
Tristan´s favourite dive was the night dive. Now this was spectacular, and a must for all divers!. It is all a different world at night. With the light of our torches, it was easy to spot some of the biggest lobsters and other crustations that we have ever seen, as their eyes glowed red with the light. Our dive instructor´s hand symbol for lobster was to rub his belly...´Mmmmm, lobster´. Stingrays and sharks have eyes that glow green, and either we saw a heap of sting rays on this dive... or one very curious one seemed to be following us. Tris also saw an octopus...much to the jealousy of Arlene and the dive instructor.
Now read the next entry to learn about our interrogation by the police at the airport ;-)...ooooooohh, suspense!!
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