On the move to Ometepe
Trip Start Dec 02, 2008
39Trip End Feb 07, 2009
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We arrived San Jorge, jumped from the cab and ran to the dock as a boat was about to leave. Another gringo said we was waiting for the 2:30 Pm boat which was another 30 minutes away.Upon closer inspection the boat about to depart looked to listing port and was low in the stern. The wind was blowing over 25 mph and there were some real swells. To the south we could see a new wind farm which had not started up yet, but will prove to be a winner here soon. We decided to hang back as well and await the bigger, better boat which was visible on itīs way to the dock.
It was cooler here near the lakeshore. The wind across the water helped. It has been hotter than blazes down here. In the nineties and the humidity is in the nineties as well.We have to wash our clothes every time we stop for over one day.
It was a beautiful day, with few clouds except for those spouting out the top of Volcan Conception. The islands have another volcano, Maderas, which is inactive and has a lake in itīs crater. We humped our bags topside and enjoyed the ride across this huge lake from the roof of the ship. The Lake Nicaragua, is actually 8,640 KM Square. It is unusually high due to the heavy rainy period recently . (Probably the same system that flooded the rivers in Panama) It was a beautiful cruise across the water to Moyogalpa, one of the two major settlements on the island. We had booked the American Hotel, as it was one of the best available. It had been a warehouse, then was converted into a cafe and 6 room hotel by an American named Robert and his wife Simone. He did a great job. We had 300 sg ft room, w fan, and it was bug tight. Spotless and new.