Getting to Little Corn 

The seas are rougher than normal and the pangas were not running.  We were told we needed to be at the docks by 8:30 am….just in case the pangas were running.  If they weren’t we would have to wait until 12:30 ish for a big boat.  Sea Star owner Darcie offered to drive us to the dock as she had to drop some bats off to the North End baseball team who were taking a supply boat to Little Corn. Luckily we were able to ride with them and were on our way by 9 ish.  I say luckily because as it turns out the other boat didn’t leave until 4:30.

The ride over was VERY wavy and water was washing up the sides.  Johnny and I and the north end team were in a small area of the boat and it was up close and personal.  I had some great chats with a couple of people and we found a new friend…right fielder Shane.  He was very helpful and informative and we enjoyed our time on the boat!  I won’t mention that one of the players (not Shane) was pretty sick with the waves (and maybe a little hang over? 🙂 …oh my 😎

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Some of the North End, Big Corn Island baseball team – great guys! Shane, where is your smile?? 🙂

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The dock on Big Corn at the Lobster plant (where we took the supply boat from)

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This photo features the smiling face of our friend Shane of the North End, Big Corn Island baseball team!

We arrived on Little Corn before 10:30 a.m.  Getting on this boat was a challenge having to step off the dock and jump onto the deck….that was easy compared to getting off.  We actually had to get on the side edge of the boat..with some assistance get hoisted to a higher boat that was docked on the short pier and then jump onto a big cart..then jump onto the pier…..voila we had arrived at beautiful Little Corn Island.

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Climbing from one boat to the bigger boat to get to the dock

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The boat to the right was our ‘ride’ to Little Corn. The boat on the left was the boat we had to climb on to to get to the dock.

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Our first steps onto Little Corn Island

At this stage we then had to find our way to Derek’s Place about a 20 minute walk with our heavy packs.  First we stopped at a beach bar…I had a smoothie and Johnny had a beer.  At only 10:30 in the morning it was a lively little bar!

There are no street signs or street names that I am aware of.  Essentially, in Little Corn with no motorized vehicles there are a couple of concrete sidewalks and the rest are paths.  Suffice it to say that we didn’t find the most direct path to Derek’s…what should have been 20 minutes was a 40 minute walk with heavy packs and going slightly out of our way.

Finally we reached the paradise that is Derek’s Place (to be described in a later post)…a casual check in…threw our bags in the room….relaxed for a few minutes and then headed back down a path to watch the baseball game….to be described in a separate post!

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Big Corn Island, North End team in Blue vs Little Corn Island team.

 

 

 

 

Posted on March 14, 2017, in Big Corn Island, Central America, Little Corn Island and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Love your description! Sounds like so much fun. What a change of pace from your life in Canada.

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