We saw this little boy floating down the river in an open refridgerator.
So for this trip to Sante Wellness Center we used Diane and Cynthia who I'd heard about through trip advisor and Jess actually met on the beach. They sent their cousin Aubrey to give us a tour of the island as well as wait for us to get our massages at Sante. On our way through Parrot Tree Plantation the van stalled and wouldn't start working again so we had to walk the rest of the way to the dock. Luckily this time Jess and I knew what we were doing and had the boat come get us in no time. Eric and I got our massages first. Followed by Jess and Mike while they were being massaged, we ate and amazing meal prepared by Leon and swung in the hammocks and chatted with their birds.
By the time we took the boat back to Parrot Tree the van was fixed and Aubrey took us to the Iguana Farm. There were hundreds of Iguana's just lounging about, they allow you to pet them and if you put a leaf down they will come right up to you and eat out of your hand this things are crazy cool. The iguana farm also has a monkey that will chew gum and a little dock with lobster, conch, and fish. From the iguana farm we tried to get to the Yubu tribe but sadly they weren't open. The Yubu were the original people on the island, Aubrey did drive us through there town Punta Gorda and we learned that there town was the one that was hit the hardest by hurricane Mitch, it really is sad to see the contrast between the rich Americans/Canadians/Europeans that retire to Roatan and the people who struggle to get by. After Punta Gorda we headed towards Oakridge and naturally the van broke down again, luckily this time she got it going again.
This spot is called "The View" and it was amazing
Apparently there is lots of water in the gas there which can cause major problems. At Oakridge we took a boat (well really a canoe with a two-stroke engine) to the mangrove tunnels. Guess what happened to the boat...That's right it broke down; we were stalled not once but two or three times. Once he finally got the boat going steady we headed through Oakridge and Jonesville to the mangroves. These are trees that grow in 4'-5' of salt water with there roots exposed and these particular ones have formed a natural tunnel that allows the boats to drive through. Very neat to see (though I’d pick it up in Jonesville if I had it to do again.)
Basking in the sunlight
Aubrey took us to a souvenir shop on the way back that has a 30% on cruise ship days and we loaded up (smart lady that Aubrey).