time change

Honduras has decided to go to daylight savings time again. it’s been several years since the last time they tried this. it makes life more interesting on the small island of utila for a lot of different reasons.

it affects the dive shops in a big way due to the fact that the sun generally sets at about 7:30pm now. this means that the night dives that used to leave the dock at 5:30pm and get back at 7:30pm are now having to wait until 7:30 – 8:00pm to begin their dives.

this can be very trying for an instructor/divemaster with less than average scheduling and flexibility quotients. for one thing; it throws your drinking routine way out of whack. it used to be possible to start relatively early and get to bed in plenty of time for a nice, restful sleep before starting the next day. now you have to deal with starting your going away party (and this happens frequently here) as late as 9 or 10pm instead of 4 or 5pm.

this is a problem.

not everyone in Honduras follows daylight savings time. general laborers, farmers, builders , and fishermen work from sunrise to sunset anyway. they don’t much care about clocks. when they do it’s usually “old time” instead of “new time”.

this is an annoyance for people who think that the whole world is structured exactly the way it is “back home”.

these people should probably either go to Disneyland or stay “back home”.

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3 Responses to “time change”

  1. michele Says:

    Honduras is a great place,here
    by way of blogmad.Stop by for a visit.

  2. I’m not a fan of daylight savings time, we get it every year, and it is so disorientating. Then in the autumn everything goes back again, which makes me wonder why they bothered in the first place LOL

    Your farmers and fishermen have the right idea by just working with the natural daylight.

  3. ParlayPicks Says:

    how i wish i can go to honduras too!

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