Utila Blue

Just back from a bucket-list trip to Utila, Honduras, where I desperately wanted to see the Whale Sharks that famously migrate past the island.

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Despite going out with the dive boats every day of my week-long stay, this mural was as close to a whale shark as I got. I was reduced to drinking my own weight in pineapple juice and admiring the view.

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As you can see, I suffered horribly.

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But seriously, if you are a diver (or even a snorkeler, like I am) you should check Utila out. It’s an exquisite island and the dive culture there is amazing. There are reefs right off shore – I snorkeled several that were 100-150 feet off the beaches that had elkhorn corals the size of a table within two feet of the surface, but then a few yards away had 40-50 foot wall dropoffs. I’m not the world’s most experienced snorkeler but it was like nothing I’ve ever seen.

Will share more photos in the next few days…

Photos: Electric

Decatur has a new series of street art (I hope it’s officially sanctioned so these pieces stay up and don’t get painted over) that turns the dull green electrical boxes on every corner into whimsical street art:

The top two are by an artist with the intials LEC and the bottom I don’t think has a signature, so if you know either of them please let me know so I can give them proper credit and maybe link to some of their other art!

Also wanted to share this one which I put on my instagram a while back. Unbelievably, this piece was painted over just days after it was completed – it was a commissioned piece but then the building was sold and the new owners painted it out. Such a shame. It’s by popular Atlanta artist Catlanta and you can check his other work out here

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And please check out my instagram as well. More street art, travel stuff, and general nattering.