Our Third Ocean (Choluteca, Honduras)

We went swimming in the Pacific Ocean today.  The Pacific Ocean!!

I hadn’t even thought about until we got to the beach with Gloria and her whole, extended family.  And then it hit me – we started at the Arctic Ocean.  In Mexico we finally arrived at the Atlantic.  And now – finally – we reached the Pacific!

Yes, I realize we “reached” the Pacific a couple weeks ago when we arrived here in Choluteca, but I didn’t even think about the ocean at all.  It just ‘was’.  But gosh darn – now that I think about it, I am pretty darn excited about visiting so many oceans in one trip!

The boys had a blast playing in the waves, even though they both ended up fried.  I guess I didn’t put enough sunscreen on them…

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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3 Responses to Our Third Ocean (Choluteca, Honduras)

  1. Evelyn May 25, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    Just got caught up on your travels over the past two weeks. I loved the video on Mondongo Soup. Sounds like Gloria and her family are very special people, giving back to the community. School is just about over for another year here, June 3. I will be back at it again in the fall. Do they have school year round in Honduras? Keep traveling safely.

  2. Grand Canyon Harry May 25, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    Nancy: Wait till you get to Panama. There you can see both the Atlantic & Pacific oceans at the same time. Theoretically, in the lake (I can’t remember the name) where the Eastern locks and the Western locks meet, the two oceans meet. Of course this will definitely happen in a year or so from now when you finish your adventure/journey at the tip of Argentina. Love you all.


  3. nancy May 26, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    Enjoy your summer Evelyn! The long break here in Honduras is December and January, so they are right in the middle of the year now.

    Harry – what a concept! I can’t imagine seeing both oceans at the same time. In my mind, they are sooooo far apart!

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