We spent Friday relaxing a bit, walking around the area, meeting some of the neighbors, and getting a feel for the house and area where we were to spend the next three weeks.
The house is fantastic, open and spacious and just the kind of house I would make. The dog, though he is still a puppy and was overcome with excitement, is a very good dog. I see some instruction and lots of walks to burn off excess energy and we will have a lot of fun. The area and the people – there will be much more to say in the days ahead! Today though, we will start with a few photos.
Meet Princessa who lives next door. She is a much appreciated cow for the milk she gives, and is friendly enough to touch when she decides that you are OK. She has a deep and resonate MOO though that will wake you up in the morning.
I am learning that it is a very commonplace thing here for someone to be taking his cows from place to place. These were on the road in front of the house.
It’s pretty at the edge of the water
Islands and mountains in the distance
Pigs enjoying themselves at the edge of the water
There are lots of amazing trees here
The Friday vegetable vendor, service at your door.
There are many of these large birds here, and they are quite noisy.
One of the baby chickens next door
Birds on a washing platform (more about this later)
Today’s view of the volcano
Walking down one of the roads
A neighborhood house
What a tree!
Joel looks for interesting pieces of antiquities – and he found some too
The ferry makes it’s way across the lake
Beautiful trees in the woods
We found a couple of these huge mushrooms under a tree
A really huge and beautiful tree
Just a pretty flower
Whew! I’m not sure where today has gone. Tomorrow is another day, so when I am more rested I will post more photos and updates.
About Kris Cunningham
We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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I loved all of it! Those trees are so different. One almost looks like an ash tree except for the leaves.
The trees in this part of the world are amazing, and it is interesting to see some of the same ones as well as new ones here.
those blue birds are called magpie jays or ‘hurracas’ in spanish.. they are loud and funny and love to raid the banana crop!
that tall tree that stretches to the sky (you mentioned one in the other post) is a ceiba, i am almost sure.
lovely photos,and i am so glad that you both are there taking care of debbie and ron’s place!
Hurracas, yes! Thanks. People tell me things and I forget what they said. I think that is a ceiba tree too. We have them in Panama so I looked them up. They are about the biggest and most impressive trees around. This gig worked out wonderfully for both of us, and I’m really happy to have the experience of being here.
I hope you enjoy Ometepe as much as my husband and I did. The people are wonderful and generous. Have fun and make sure you learn the song of the island!
Song of the island? I will have to ask about that, thanks. Yes, the people are warm and friendly and a real pleasure. I’m glad we are here for a while instead of just passing though so we can get to know some of them a bit.
Looks like a ‘Great Adventure’, have Fun and keep the photos coming
Indeed it is, and I will 🙂
Z beat me to the bird name darnit! We had several of them adopt us when we were staying in Tola. I just love the floppy little head piece thing they have…but yes noisy. Glad to hear to are discovering new adventures. 🙂
LOL. You have enlightened me on enough birds though that you are still first overall. I am very happy to be here!
It looks an amazing place, enjoy!
It is, and though I have been living in Panama, there is a lot about it that is new and different too. Thanks for stopping by!
Ometepe! If by any chance you meet an older lady, Esinda, who lived and worked in Costa Rica during the late 80’s tell her the Panamanian friend of La sra. Lidia, where she worked, sends his regards.
It’s a big island, but you never know. I will keep an eye out for your friend 🙂