The Isle of Ometepe: twin volcanoes - the simmering Concepcion and Maderas - rise 5,000 feet above the island. Ometepe is located in the middle of lake Nicaragua.
This sight was a major score from my seat! The guy in front of me closed his window before take-off and never saw a darn thing.
After flying high in the sky over Central America, for twelve consecutive years, I'm (sort of, but not really) a geography expert. What surprises me, though, is the other eyeballs bouncing around the cabin. They're glued to their kids, phones, screens and books. Often times, as I stated above, window shades closed completely. Obviously, sometimes, there's not much to see. However, it can be amazing outside the tiny oval peep-hole: a different kind of screen. Follow my eyes around the skies...
It's hard to see, but in the middle of this scene, Volcan Mombacho rises 4,000 feet above the city of Granada, Nicaragua. The exotic islands forming a "c" shape, curving into the lake, were created from a volcanic eruption.
Below my window, is Apoyo Lagoon. A crystal clear, deep lake formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. You'll also find this in Nicaragua.
Last November, closer to home, I spotted my condo-rental off the coast of Florida. It's in the lower right corner.
The salty surroundings of Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City topography. So cool!
Unknown mountain range in Central America.
A large piece of earth, somewhere, in Central America.
Another, speckled coastline in Central America.
I've seen this formation several times over the years. It looks like an amoeba. But it's really a reef near Mexico.
Look at those volcanoes! I think we were flying over Honduras.
A tantalizing archipelago. Somewhere in Central America.
Last year, a volcanic view over Guatemala City. I think it pays to keep your eyes in the sky!
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