Waypoints Defined

The meaningful points along life's way.

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm 119:35

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


First thing Saturday morning we headed south to meet up with my cousin, Melanie and her family. They were taking us to visit an extinct volcanic island in the Fonseca Gulf called Amapala. We left Bruce (our borrowed 1996 Ford Explorer) with a trusted guard; at least we hoped he wanted to earn the money promised and not take off with the belongings stowed inside. Sorry, Bruce. We think you are safe from any envious and covetous eyes.

After waiting a short time for our driver to fix the engine on our boat, we had a smooth ride across a blue sea to the island.

The beach we swam and ate at

Fishing is what these people do

Our five star restaurant

Our chef

Modern kitchen facilities

Sopa de marisco/ Seafood Soup
It was loaded with shrimp, crab and lobster and tasted delicious!

Nothing like fresh seafood!

After swimming and eating a seafood lunch we toured the island on a carrito to visit the four different beaches and hear more about the island from our tour guide.

While we stand on Honuduran soil, we see Nicaragua to the left and El Salvador to the right.

We recommend this charming hotel for your stay when you visit.

Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them. Isaiah 42:10


  1. Is that hotel on the island or in Choluteca? How lovely! I'm taking notes in case we ever make it down there.

  2. Cynthia it looks beautiful there! I'm not sure about the fish or the soup, but the surroundings look fabulous!

  3. I agree with Joanie. Im not a fish lover here. But I would definitely try it especially if it meant I didn't have to cook. :)

    How is everyone feeling. Are you all acclimated to the time etc. Do you plan to have some guest bloggers on here? Like Rachelle or Phillip? We only get a sentence or two from them on facebook.

    Btw...ignore my question about the millers on the next post. I read out of order. So glad you got to enjoy some fellowship with their family.

  4. Monica, the hotel is on the island. I hope you get to enjoy a visit!

    My philosophy is to try the new things that come my way (with a few minor exceptions). I got to share my lobster and shrimp, but we couldn't figure out how to crack the crab legs without a tool.

    You will be hearing from Phillip and Rachelle. It's part of their Writing curriculum.

    We are all feeling great, although David has a minor cold. It's unusual because he is the one who rarely gets sick.