Our experience continues on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. I met someone who is also visiting here and loves to bike, so no surprise that we made plans to go out together! She likes off road biking though, of which I have minimal experience. This is an ideal place for this since the majority of the roads aren’t paved, so there are tons of places to go without ever hitting pavement.
I set out for the school, the closest landmark we could think of for a taxi to pick me up. This horse is “parked” on our street.
I wait in front of the school while the kids are arriving among more cows on the move.
We are off! The volcano is covered with clouds this morning and there are some really green fields.
We come across people picking tobacco in this field.
We stop to wash off some dust in this picturesque scene of cows by the water.
The cows also have a pretty relaxed life here.
We pass some amazing trees
How is this for a crazy, amazing tree!
Tobacco is drying here, and people are unloading the ox drawn cart that is bringing more in.
There is no end of amazing trees
Airport photo of the day of the volcano as I return from our biking excursion.
Pigs and chickens in the road – all is normal 😀
We went to town and got caught in a downpour. The girls across the street had ducked into a storefront and were playing with the boy on this side of the street
More girls in the rain. Everyone just waited in front of the supermarket where we were until the rain slowed down and then they went on their way. Since the rain is warm here people don’t get too concerned about getting a little wet.
The internet went out for a couple days, but it is repaired now and we are back on line. Yeah! More posts and photos are coming.
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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Internet back after two days out, good to get back online.
Kris will have many more photos and posts.
This place is nice!
I am continuing to live vicariously through your great retirement adventures.
Thanks so much, glad you are enjoying it 🙂
Thank God it never rains like that here in Panama…Oh, wait, it DOES!
Last week I took the bus into David to go shopping at Romero in San Mateo neighborhood. It started raining as we approached the hospital, and by the time the bus reached Romero it was as if the city was getting that ice water challenge that’s been the rage on line lately. It just kept raining and raining and showed no signs of letting up. I told a cabbie at huddling under the canopy of la “bomba” that I’d pay him $2 to take me over to the McDooDoo’s a block and a half away. He was reluctant but gave in and it took us nearly five minutes as he eased his way, hub deep, through the water in the street.
Wow! It poured for maybe 10 minutes here and then eased up. Most of the rain has been a nice,steady rain late in the day or evening. I am lucky that I don’t have to go out much in the rain in David but I have heard that flooding happens everywhere. Someone told me that downtown can look like a lake.
Kris, I love your photos. They are amazing. I’m laughing at the girls playing in the downpour. We’re very grateful for the rain, and you and Joel for a new perspective of my home. You are really making me homesick. lol
It is a lovely place you have here, and we see more every day why you love it. You’ll be back before you know it so enjoy every moment you can with your family!