French Harbor, Roatan:

Da Capo
Arne and Leonie
Sat 12 Apr 2014 16:45

We are safely anchored here in French Harbor albeit the wind is quite strong at about 25 knots. The anchor is holding so far.

There are about a dozen other cruisers here, mostly American. They are liveaboards who seem to dislike their government and have chosen to live here. They go into the Rio Dulce for the hurricane season. Some have been in this area for four years or more with no intention of leaving. It is cheap living here, a good reason to settle here. 

We will be here about two weeks longer than we originally planned as we need a high tide to cross the sand bar at Livingston, the mouth of the Rio Dulce. The next suitable tide for our draft to be able to get over this bar is on the 29th April until May the 1st.  Bit of a disappointment as we are anxious to get into to river to a marina, put the boat up on the hard-stand and fly home. But this is sailing, that is how it goes...