I was moving right along catching up on blog posts and photos, and the internet went out. I have been working off line so when things are fixed everything is probably going to get posted all at once. We have been having a great time and doing all sorts of things, and if it wasn’t for some afternoon rains I probably wouldn’t be in the hammock long enough to write about them.
So, Tuesday, what did we do Tuesday? The first order of business was to walk to town and find a couple bikes to rent. Not only do I miss riding, and there are many places to explore here, it’s also easier to get some shopping and errands done when you don’t have to always track down our taxi driver (nice as he is, we are too used to coming and going as we please)
We decided to give the beach path a try. We heard that there is a good path that goes right to the ferry dock in town and indeed there is, and with some good photo ops along the way.
These ladies had roofs over their washing platforms
Horses by the water always make a pretty picture
As we came into town we came across this old abandoned building
Too bad we disturbed the bats too much and they wouldn’t settle down for photos. It looks like they cooked with wood here because the wall and ceiling were really black.
This is the other end of the building. It is long with small rooms along the length. A hotel, maybe?
We found some very decent bikes to rent, $42 for both for two weeks. It felt great to be riding rather than walking, and I even have a basket on mine to carry stuff. Next stop was the supermarket and a produce market for a few things, and then we headed home.
Joel wanted to go back to the beach to hunt for old pottery pieces but that isn’t exactly a bike riding area so I left to ride around a bit while he did his thing.
The side road along the airport also has beautiful views of the volcano
Of course I passed cows on the move in the road
This very interesting calf was lagging behind, and the guy had to ride back and get it to catch up with the group.
As I turned back towards the house I passed these cows who were going everywhere but where the guys wanted them to go.
Puesta del Sol is a business that arranges for tourists to stay in the homes of locals. Many houses nearby have the signs. It not only gives the tourist a unique experience, it gives the locals some much needed extra income.
As I approached the intersection towards the house I came across this scene that totally cracked me up. this definitely is “happy as a pig in mud”.
As I passed the house next door I saw these chicks in the doorway making a cute photo.
The volcano has a cap of clouds
This is the very top of the volcano as well as I could get it with the zoom on my camera.
When we got home, Joel investigated the water tank. There is a tank here for those times when the city water may not be flowing, so the house always has water. Something is dripping though so he went to investigate.
The tank is full of water so that is good, but still not sure what to do about the intermittent leak. The flowers below are very happy though.
So, running around done we settled in to relax at the house for the rest of the day. It was hardly any time though when Joel hollered that I needed to grab the camera because the setting sun was turning the water into gold. We soon found out that we were in for a real treat.
The lake was turning golden
A ferry makes it’s way through the pink haze
Where the sun hit the water it was really gold
What pretty colors
This girl paddle boarding was a beautiful sight in the fading light
These guys had been making their way along the beach since Joel was st the beach earlier. They were splashing water into a net, inspecting it for I assume whatever they were catching, and then they would move a little ways down the beach to repeat the procedure.
The sunset changes by the minute, now showing more colors higher in the sky
A couple other kids try the paddle board
Wow, what colors
I am not sure what they were doing, but they were laughing and hollering and having a great time
What a beautiful evening
Thus ends another day in this beautiful spot. We are liking it more every day.