It’s funny. In a way you can get an idea of what a place is about in a day or two, but it can also take years to really know a place. We have seen a lot in our first week here, but I also feel like we have barely begun to know what life here is like. This is a big island with many other towns and things to see, and this island is only a part of this country.
Yesterday (Thursday) we decided to go biking to San Jose del Sur, a town on the south side of this part of the island about an hour away by bike. The road took us through green fields and farm areas, and through some small towns. I didn’t think about our relation to the volcano and that we would be seeing another side, or the fact that we could see the other volcano as well so we had some great surprises in store.
Day care drop off – we went to town to use the internet while ours was off, and spotted this guy dropping the little girl off with the lady in the shop. How many kids get delivered by a handsome man on a white horse?!
We rode through the town of San Francisco on our way. I should have taken more photos! It felt like a real Nicaraguan town here without any tourist element, just very basic houses and locals going about their lives.
This is the main road around the island. Cows on the highway? But of course!
We spot the other volcano coming into view!
What a beautiful south side of the volcano.
We stop in San Jose del Sur to check out Las Brisas, the boat dock. The clouds were really beautiful.
The clouds look like smoke billowing from the volcano.
That is the dormant volcano in the distance, and my favorite riding partner in the foreground 😀
Interesting political stuff here, which was also seen on the streets and other places. FSLN – Sandinista National Liberation Front. Sometimes it is easy to forget in this tranquil place that they have had their share of political upheavals.
Of course I would have to photograph another amazing tree
Cute little house with a pig out front scratching it’s head on the pole.
We passed some gorgeous views of the volcano
The other volcano is also beautiful in the distance
It took me a bit to figure out that the squealing was from some pigs in this cart that apparently didn’t want to go for a ride.
Today’s airport volcano photo
As we got close to the house, we passed the mare and her baby by the side of the road.
We are really enjoying this island! Friday we will be mostly home for various people who stop by on Fridays. Then, on Saturday, we want to bike in the other direction to see what it is like on the north side.
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