But there is also, apparently, a scheduled ferry boat that goes between here and the mainland. Recently, it was mentioned to me that someone would be travelling down on "the yacht."
The thing they call "the yacht" goes from Guanaja to Trujillo, the closest town on the mainland, about forty miles directly south of here. From Trujillo, a bus goes to La Ceiba. It is supposedly an easy trip and the total fare is very reasonable.
So I got curious about this "yacht." Today, I happened to be in town when it was at the dock. And here it is...
Would YOU let your family ride on this?
Right-click on the picture and select "Open Link In New Window." You've got to see this thing bigger than on the blog page. Then come back.
Dear God, it's horrible! It is the most UN-seaworthy thing I've ever seen in my life. Yacht? More like deathtrap, if you axe me.
Again, right-click on the picture and view it full-size.
When it comes to airplanes, the government of Honduras is unbearably fussy. But when it comes to boats, evidently, anything goes!
(By the way, those things that look like giant clothespins are actually regular-size clothespins; I had to climb up on someone's porch to get that shot and there was a clothesline in the way that I didn't see.)