|Scott, Morgene, Marc and Heather|
We did land trips to Dangriga and Hopkins and fun evenings on each other's boat. One day Morgene arranged a bread making class with a French professional baker (from another boat) - fantastic opportunity!
Renate was feeling well enough back in Vancouver after her heart attack in Belize that Jim decided to fly back and sail Emerald Seas south and back up the Rio Dulce in
|Heather and Marc at lunch at Hamansi|
|The grounds and pool at Hamansi in Hopkins where we had a delightful lunch|
|Students gather to watch while Patrice gives a demo|
We had an easy trip across the bar at the mouth of the Rio Dulce with only a short time pulled over on our side to cross the shallow bar. And we managed to get Scott Free ready to leave with less than a week at Tortugal. Happily, as the weather turned hot, hot, hot. Jim, Scott and I had a long trip up to Guatemala City on 4/26 and all flew out the next day. For the second time we stayed at Las Americas Hotel and find it very comfortable and convenient. There is a large modern mall nearby with lots of dining options and the buffet breakfast at the hotel is good. They have a free shuttle to the nearby airport.
Now we are enjoying a week with our son James, daughter in law Morgan and new grandson Kolya, now 9 months old. After a few days with my sister Paula, we return home to Vermont!
|We watched the master baker and then copied|
his every move.
|Scott makes a lot of bread but mostly in the bread|
machine or the "no knead" recipe so this was
different. We had two risings and the second one was
overnight in our frig followed by baking it for breakfast.
|Dinner at Wendy's to say goodbye to Uli and Imke from Eiland and Dani & Jens on Arwen. They headed north up to|
Mexico and then Florida. Rick & Marsha from She Wolf and Roy & Dale from Wahoo joined us.
|It was Heather's 74th birthday and we celebrated at Yoli's.|
Our friends Rosie & Don from Chickcharne ordered a
|Our charming waitress at the great|
Garifuna restaurant Tuani we visited in Dangriga
|The owner gave us a history of the Garifuna people. The|
walls of his restaurant have paintings illustrating it.
|Here's one showing the process of making cassava bread|
|Our host, our waitress, Marc and Morgene|
|Heather, Rick, Jim, and Marsha enjoy a fun dinner on board|
Scott Free at Sapadilla Lagoon. Jim sailed down that day
from Cucumber Beach Marina to join us on a buddy boat
trip south to Guatemala.