Relaxing on Ometepe

Trip Start Feb 06, 2008
Trip End Feb 19, 2008

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Flag of Nicaragua  , Rivas,
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

We got up just after sunrise for a walk around the reserve hoping to see more animal life. We were able to get close enough to some of the birds to get photos but only heard the howler monkeys in the distance. When we returned to our cabin we found a large family of howler monkeys were living in the tree very near our cabin. They were hiding in the leaves though - so no photos.

Today we walked up to the main road to catch the bus to Altagracia. It's suppose to run once an hour but we must have just missed it since we had about an hour wait. In Altagracia we transferred to a smaller bus to go over on the other half of the island.  {The Island of Ometepe was formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua...aka Lake Cocibolca. The volcanoes, Concepcion (still active) and Maderas, are joined by a low isthmus to form a single island, giving it the form of an hourglass.} There we walked up hill to see the pre-Columbian Petroglyphs.

We were back in the reserve before sunset for more bird-watching.
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