Hotel Lomas Sn. Thomas
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... Pearl Lagoon. We got there on the river, but the lagoon is salt water from the Atlantic. Being rainy season the extra silt in the rivers causes the water to be brown, but perfectly swimmable and safe, if not a little shallow. We found a hotel, negotiated a discount, and settled in. Once again we had the place to ourselves.
We went for a wander in the sandy town. The locals are very friendly, especially the guys towards Sabrina, ...
... atmosphere of this difficult hike.
The next 2 hours that follow are particularly challenging with the loose volcanic rocks beneath your feet, making you unstable and with each forward step, you slide back half a step or two back down the volcano! Step after step becomes a chore and the ascent starts to tire out my thighs. You can gradually smell the odor of rotten eggy sulphur get stronger. You can feel the heat every now and then from the rocks below. You can feel ...
... tough to dig into, so double digging takes way longer than it did before. We have to be careful not to break our tools in the hard soil. Our goal with the biointensive farming methods is to amend the soil over time, so all the effort we put in now means that in a couple of seasons the soil will be much healthier and easy to work with. After work, we walk back to the hotel and have time to ourselves. We shower, lounge around the hotel, and now that we ...
Today was full of winding hills and birthday treats. We started our day by eating gallo pinto (surprise) then we walked to a local school where we started two plots of double digging (really hard work by the way). The children loved to help us and we loved to support their community. It was also a great chance to practice our ...
... br> which were really good. Having some time we were sent out to take on the
challenge of a scavenger hunt with our trip leaders. We met people throughout
the city of Boaco and saw ,smelled and discovered new things about it and how
it was different compared to back home.