Beer and Birds : Mainland Honduras

Although we arrived a day late, we finally made it to D&D Brewery, a boutique cerveceria tucked away in the Honduran jungle near Lago Yojoa . We were excited to be catching up with Verity, an old friend from Australia. Sipping boutique ales, surrounded by lush jungle, was a nice change from the blistering heat and lagers of the coast. Mark and I were able to camp in the car park, so we didn’t have to go far after a few beers.

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My new favourite hobby is birdwatching. It was beautiful being out on the water in the early morning, listening the birds, as the mist rose up around us. We were all hoping to catch a glimpse of the famous toucan, away from the fruit loops box. If I thought that understanding road directions was hard, its nothing compared to listening to someone try and explain where a bird is in a tree. Our guide taught us to recognize the sound of a toucan, which is exactly like a frog. It’s pretty funny.

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Mark and I are heading to Roatan, to spend some more time with Verity on her island paradise home. We had some issues crossing the Honduran border because our vehicle registration only has two months left on it. We’ve had a new one sent to Roatan, so fingers crossed it makes it. En route to Roatan, we decided to take some time off. We are both feeling a bit travel weary. The problems with the van, our travel schedule and our desire to do/see it all, has started to take its toll.

I immediately started feeling better when we took the road from La Ceiba and followed the Rio Cangrejal along the edge of Pico Bonito National Park. Gravel road, jungle, river, birds, friendly people and free camping. It was amazing. We didn’t do much of anything and it was just what we needed. As we sat at the Jungle River Lodge eating lunch, a toucan flew straight past our table. Try having a bad day after that.

Dusk in the jungle

Dusk in the jungle

Bike rides

Bike rides

It's getting tropical up in here

It’s getting tropical up in here

George of the Jungle

George of the Jungle

So green

So green

So nice to be swimming in fresh water again

So nice to be swimming in fresh water again

CUTE

CUTE

Free camping

Free camping

Slam dunk

Slam dunk

 

6 thoughts on “Beer and Birds : Mainland Honduras

    1. Becci Post author

      haha thanks terry! south texas is amazing, almost as great as the real thing!

  1. Ryan Engley

    I want a toucan to fly past *my* table!

    Hope everything works out okay with the vehicle registration. I’m sure it will.

    …and whenever you feel travel weary, consider us poor folk trudging to work everyday (though I don’t actually trudge and quite like my job, but driving through Central America would be pretty rad anyhow.)

    And I also think you should still come meet me in Costa Rica ;)

    1. Becci Post author

      Toucans are the cutest! I hope you see some in costa!
      haha i know, travel weariness is nothing compared to real life weariness. we just need to figure out what’s going on with the van. took us 6hrs to drive 30km today…arrggh. in a hotel room watching trashy tv now, so that’s pretty sweet.
      I would love to come and see you!! You never know XX

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