Sunday, February 19, 2017

Nicaragua in 23 Photos...

We were gone for 23 days. On one of those days we visited a beach in Rivas, Nicaragua. This is quintessential Nicaragua. A festive bus parked on the beach, in front of Concepcion volcano and Ometepe island. 

A bird's eye view of the harbor in San Juan del Sur. 

A frolicking pig on the beach in Las Penitas. You'll share the beach with cows, horses and pigs in Nicaragua.

The Grecian rooftop of the Cathedral of Leon.

A horse and cattle drive near Poneloia beach

A colorful street on my morning photo safari in Leon.

Villas de Palermo in San Juan del Sur. Heaven.

Waiting boats in Las Penitas.

Puffy my rent-a-cat. Love.

A vibrant carousel in Leon. 

Church bells in Leon.

Stuck in the middle of Leon.

Boats at sunset in San Juan del Sur.

A cross at Playa El Coco. A beach of almost unsurpassed beauty. 

Happy Hour at Villas de Palermo

The Christ statue at sunset. In San Juan del Sur. 

Christ with one of his flock in Rivas. (not heaven)

Fishing in San Juan del Sur. 

A room with a view in Granada.

Life on the streets of Granada.

A dove on a wire in Leon.

Number four in Rivas. 

Sunset at 31,000 feet! We're heading home...

Instagram made it easy today to give a fast, first glimpse of the local color from our 2017 trip. I already posted a favorite square photo for each day of our trip on the annoying app. Then, as you might already know, casually waited for the creeps to start following and un-following me. A causality of instagram. Are you on instagram? Has this social media affliction happened to you? To read all about it, head over to The Chorus of the Crows this week. I was going to do a whole month of rants, but could only think of two things to rant about. Ha!

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DJan said...

Beautiful and vibrant, a place that you have brought to life in your photos. No, I don't "do" Instagram and think I'm glad I don't. :-)

DUTA said...

I like the distant view of the volcano. It appears in two of your pictures: the first one with the bus, and the one before the last picture. I have a "soft spot" for volcanoes.

I also like the panoramic view of the city of Leon from the bell room of the church. Very good capture of both the bell and the city as seen from the top!

No, I'm not on Instagram. I must shamefully confess that I'm even not on Facebook.

Sue (this n that) said...

Oh how lovely to see all your photos Sharon. So delightful to see everyday life through your eyes. Pretty street flags, even the animals on the beach... All part of life. Thankyou!

Stewart M said...

Great post - I do love that pig on a beach!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

A pig at the shore! Now that's a sight!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful trip. Loved the pig on the beach -- that's wild. And you always get a rent-a-cat -- you must have good kitty karma! I don't think I could handle Instagram based on what you say here. I'm off to read more about it over on your other blog.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful photo documentary.

Worth a Thousand Words

Lovely Gishi said...

Beautiful photos, all so colorful!

and the Instagram thing :-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wonderful photos, such colors. I've never seen a pig on a beach before. I am not sure that I have ever seen a post about Nicaragua before.

I love Instagram but it takes work. When I follow somebody it is because I like their photosand it is a commitment. I will like almost anything unless they start posting more than two or so per day. I hate the people that follow me, then unfollow me a few days later. I can smell them coming. I finally found an app that let me know when people do that to me. I also check once a month and I'll unfollow almost anybody I follow who could not see fit to like one of my photos for the whole month. I generally post twice a day.

So now I follow about 350 some people. Of those only about 50 to a 100 are very active.

So anyway, I have grown to like Instagram but I have to work at it.

Jim said...

Great shots.

Lady Fi said...

A gorgeous series of colourful shots. I'm on Instagram and I love it!

Klara said...

gorgeous series. love it!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Drôle le cochon dans l'eau ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Sharon said...

What bright colors, and the sky is so blue! You've given me a much better idea of what Nicaragua looks like. It's a lively place!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Now, I want to go to Nicaragua! I have mentioned it is the only Central American country I have not visited. There are so many gorgeous places in there. I will need like two weeks to cover the basics. #TPThursday

Gemma Wiseman said...

So many wonderful views of Nicaragua. The bus colours are incredible.

Pat Tillett said...

One gorgeous photo after another Sharon!
Great post! What a beautiful place.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, what an adventure! A fascinating post and beautiful photos.

Jan Robinson said...

You capture the feeling well. After looking at all of your photos I really want to visit myself.