Bus Trip: March 16, 1999
Click on a thumbnail image to see the photo enlarged. I am scanning ALL of my photos (B-O-R-I-N-G) but please do not feel compelled to examine them all.
8 AM - checking out of (the not quite 5-star) Hotel Granada, lugging luggage to load the bus.
More of the same.
Pile the bags higher and deeper.
for this bus!
Toncontín International Airport
Mountains of Honduras: Trees used to cover many of these slopes.
Comedor. Lunch is either rice and beans with an egg, or, beans and rice with an egg.
Road washed out by Mitch! Hope they can repair these before the next rainy season begins about next month -
Agua potable - any volunteers to taste-test? Pila on a hill north of Marcovia.
Cane field lies in ruin over 4 months after Mitch flooded this area, north of Marcovia. Piles of decomposing vegetation smell like old wine barrels.
Restaurante El Tiburón, Cedeño. Toledo travelers are treated to fried fish (whole!) and sodas.
As shadows lengthen, our troop returns to the bus. Destination, CAMP!
Evaporators for salt production? It must be hot and dry around here this time of year.
Camp CARE (Spanish pronunciation Căr - ā;
accent on first syllable, long "a" for second syllable, sounds similar to
the word "Carty" without the "t")!
Daily activities are posted on the board next to the pool.
How nice - someone put up tents for us!
That slide scanner can do some weird things when one tries to recover an underexposed picture (sorry, Mark, your bald spot seems to have migrated). CARE project chief Carolina shows several travelers around the site.
No bellhop? Back the bus right up to your room to unload.
Doctors set up medical facility.
Unloading medical supplies.
The Doctor is IN. Rumors had circulated that we would be here by 1 PM and some people traveled for miles for a medical consult. Doctors work until dark and then continue for another hour with the aid of headlights. There is no electricity on site.
As the sun sinks slowly into the west -
It gets dark quickly once the sun goes down. Twilight is shorter in Honduras than back home in Toledo. Have you ever wondered why? Do you know why?
Sunset of the first day: are we having fun yet?
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