Sarah Henke

About Sarah Henke

Sarah has spent the last year settling into island life after falling in love with Roatan’s vibrant landscape and beautiful people while on a SCUBA vacation just 4 months prior to her move. She never dreamed she would find herself an expat before retiring, but so far, it fits her quite nicely. She thinks her little old scooter is the greatest thing since she made the discovery that the tree in front of her house is in fact a mango tree. Sarah has grown to find much joy in the unpredictable happenings on the island from the guy who tries to sell her tamales on the beach during her morning run to the baby chicks marching across her yoga mat mid-session. Most Sundays, you’ll find her at “church” just beyond her front yard, 70 feet below sea level, flirting with curious fish, searching for the occasional seahorse, and “praying” for a chance to admire a whale shark or hammerhead… from afar. You can read more about her journey on her blog, www.bellagypsysol.blogspot.com.

CURRENT ROCK OF RESIDENCE: Roatan, Honduras

ISLAND GIRL SINCE: 2012

ORIGINALLY HAILS FROM: Portland, Oregon

An Island Girl’s Fashion Observations

Written by: Sarah H   It’s been just over 6 months since I’ve been off my rock. Really, all things considered, that’s not too shabby. Roatan’s high season is typically late November through late May, a stretch of time where … Continue reading

What Makes “The Real World” Real?

Written by: Sarah H   When I first arrived on the island, it didn’t take long to pick up on a common theme amongst many of the expats here: this is not “the real world”. I remember chatting with the bakery … Continue reading

When Life Gives You Limes

Written by: Sarah H   Unlike some islands in the Caribbean, Roatan does not offer a Home Depot, Walgreens, Sears, TJ Maxx, or anything even remotely close. Even then, the places that do offer household goods, home repair/improvement items, or … Continue reading

Rookie Move

Written by: Sarah H   I would like to think that after residing here on the rock for a little over a year, I have most of the important things down. Things like knowing what days to steer clear of … Continue reading