Life on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua is certainly chill and laid back, but we seem to be keeping busy exploring and doing whatever we do, so I am still a few days behind on blogging and computer stuff.
Today Ron and Deb left so we are now in charge of keeping the household in one piece until they get back, including the very cute but energetic 4 month old dog. He’s a very sweet dog though so as long as we don’t leave our shoes on the floor we will be fine.
Sunday, of course, I kept my camera in hand, as always. Besides things in the neighborhood, we went exploring along the beach where we were told one can find a lot of pottery shards and occasionally whole pieces from times past.
Every day we see many cows being moved from one place to another.
They seem to know where they are going so I figure they do this a lot.
This lady apparently used her horse to bring the laundry down to the washing station
Joel hunts for interesting things at the water’s edge
Of course I have to find an interesting bug
One of the pottery pieces that Joel spotted laying right out in the open.
We also spotted a few egrets
I thought the wood in this old fallen tree looked interesting
Pumps in the lake. Someone told met they are used for farming irrigation
These vines on the ground had very pretty flowers
The cormorants were all sitting on the water pipe but flew off as soon as they saw you so I was happy for the zoom feature on the camera.
Today’s photo of the volcano
A bird meeting on a washing platform
At the end of the afternoon, cows were still on the move.
At dinner this beautiful little moth landed on my paper towel.
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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Picture of the dog and their house?
Good idea. They will be coming
Keep ’em coming, Kris!
Yes for sure!
great pics Chris, its funny that you are in nicaragua as my cousin and I have actually discussed a couple of places in Grenada, nicaragua.
I would like to hear your comments on the local culture and the people compared to your experience in Panama. The idea of Nicaragua is somewhat dulled by the concern for the government and the acceptance of expat Americans etc.
I will look forward to your continued experiences, would really like to hear your opinion on Lake Nicaragua with its fresh water sharks etc….ha!
We are only seeing this little bit of Nicaragua but it is definitely making us think about lifestyle. It is so tranquil and beautiful here, and the people are warm and friendly, just as lovely as the Panamanians. We are really enjoying being on the lake but haven’t seen any of the sharks. The locals spend so much time in the water I figure if they aren’t worried I won’t be either.
Oh Kris, I love reading of your impressions of our lovely island. I’m sitting at a picnic table in Yosemite waiting for Cory and Tina to wake up. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate you staying at our house and enjoying Ometepe. Hugs to all.
We appreciate it too! This is a great experience for us in many ways. And, it doesn’t hurt that we are already set up with veggies, Tamales, fish, and a nice kayak 😀
Those cattle are even skinnier than the ones we have in Panama aren’t they. One thing that I really remember is that in Nicaragua they use the horse and cart a lot more than people do here (although we still seem them here too). Great pics. 🙂
The cattle are taken around a lot to give them better grazing, but there has been a bad drought here and it only recently started raining. I’m sure the cows suffered and they are skinny. Many of the horses look pretty thin too. There are very few beans for sale too because of the drought. When you live this close to the land weather affects everyone.
Yes, that’s true. We’re finally getting our Wet Season and we’re all so happy for the farmers. The big rains have started so much later this year.
In Nicaragua it seemed to me that everyone has some sort of livestock in the yard, even more than here. Our neighbors aren’t permitted to have pigs on their property, rather there is a spot allotted in the area where everyone keeps them. Have you seen the piggies with branches tied around their necks to keep them out (or in) of the fenced areas?
There is livestock everywhere here, a lot of it roaming freely. I have seen pigs and cows too with the branches around their necks. It is an interesting life here
Hi Kris. I’m coming down to Panama this Thanksgiving. (Panama Independence Day). It’s been 34 yrs. Why are you in Nicaragua? Visiting fellow bloggers? Just curious. David.
Excellent! There are lots of celebrations in Nov, should be a fun time.
A fellow blogger friend needed a house sitter, we wanted to see some of the neighboring countries, so it was perfected for both of us.