Lake Atitlan is the deepest lake in Central America, with over 1,000 feet of water submerging an ancient caldera.
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, was a bucket list destination for years. Finally, we arrived on New Year's Eve 2018, and soaked up the heavenly view until bedtime. Then, all hell broke loose. At midnight, a powerful celebration began - fireworks exploded from every twinkling hearth lining the lake. It looked like the perimeter of the lake was on fire. It really was awe inspiring. I wondered what it would be like to live on the furry feet of a volcano.
Yesterday, all hell broke loose again - fire and fury blasted out of nearby Volcan del Fuego. Sadly, the death toll is rising. Now, I know what it would be like to live on the flanks of a volcano. A mix of awe and anger. Heaven and hell. Volcanoes don't want to be ignored.
When we were there, luckily, it was heaven...
Boats bob in the waves near the town of Panajachel.
When I gaze at this photo, I think of peace and tranquility. But what lies beneath is anything but.
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