Sunday, September 27, 2009

The eve of Zelaya's return

On the return trip from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula, we paused in the coastal town of Tela. It was Sunday, September 20. As I would later discover, my return from La Ceiba coincided with ousted president Manuel Zelaya's overland journey from El Salvador to Tegucialpa, la capital de Honduras. I'm afraid our two journeys didn't have too much in common, with the exception of enjoying the spectacular Honduran landscape.

An abandoned railroad pier extends a quarter mile out into the Caribbean from the beachside, sleepy town of Tela. At the end of the pier, a half dozen fishers tested their luck. All along the pier, scores of little kids catapulted themselves off of the pier into the warm sea.

I like this shot of a fisherman's bicycle on the pier, looking west down the coast.

Preparing for a backflip with a twist.

In Tela, we enjoyed banana-pineapple smoothies and the local delicacy, pan de coco (coconut bread).
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