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Meanwhile, Back in Nicaragua

By IamDora
Ometepe Island is a large island in Lake Nicaraqua. It's roughly shaped like an hour glass and has a volcano on each globe. It grows plantains and not much else so all the food is brought over on the ferry. I talked Manny into organizing a day trip to Ometepe. It happened to be the day of the huge earthquake in Japan and a tidal wave from that was suppose to hit Nicaragua. We came back to the ferry after a very good day to find that whoever was in charge of the ferry had cancelled its trip back to the mainland for fear of the tidal wave. Manny went into a panic as to how much it would cost him to put his tourists up for the night.

I repeat. Ometepe is in LAKE Nicaragua. A tidal wave would be in the ocean. Wasn't long and someone higher up the command stomped his way onto the ferry and it wasn't long after that that we were boarding and heading home.

Three photos. One of the goods being taken over to Ometepe and two of Lake Nicaragua from Ometepe. In one of those you can see one of the volcanoes.

Tags: Nicaragua Landscape and travel ometempe

Voters: Peco, Daisymaye, Badgerfred and 47 more

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
7 May 2021 12:08AM
An excellent set and write up Dora. It must have been scary for a moment or two.
7 May 2021 12:09AM
I like all versions, well captured.
7 May 2021 12:13AM

Quote:An excellent set and write up Dora. It must have been scary for a moment or two.

Only for Manny. LOL. Not sure what he is doing now but tour guide turned out not to be for him.
7 May 2021 12:18AM
Excellent set Dora, like all the images,
Thanks for sharing Dora great set

7 May 2021 3:48AM
Three wonderful photos, Dora.....that is one large lake.

And thank you for your UA.

dales Plus
5 13 Australia
7 May 2021 3:51AM
Impressive lead with this excellent set Dora , OMG how lucky you survived SmileSmile
7 May 2021 5:25AM
Lovely set, Dora. V1, just sticks out a little more for me.

7 May 2021 5:46AM
Wonderful composition... and the colour is so well balanced... but all three are fantastic!
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
7 May 2021 7:15AM
A fantastic set of images, the lead is so vibrant and busy. Love the cow on the lakeshore without a care in the world. Great narrative as always Dora, and quite amusing too.

capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 8:37AM
A fine set, v1 is a lovely image in its own right.Smile
Don20 4 5 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 9:11AM
Excellent view of local life.
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 9:22AM
Beautiful and interesting images Dora.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 11:10AM
A delightful set Dora, I like the market and I like the bovine in the last variant...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
7 May 2021 12:41PM

Quote:Three wonderful photos, Dora.....that is one large lake.

And thank you for your UA.


Nicaragua - Nicarao was the language spoken by the natives before the Spanish invasion. Agua is Spanish for water because that lake takes up a good part of the country. It is also the only (or one of the few) fresh water lake that has sharks.
7 May 2021 12:45PM

Quote:Impressive lead with this excellent set Dora , OMG how lucky you survived SmileSmile

There was no danger - we were on a lake and the tidal wave never did reach Nicaragua. I felt sorry for the guy that tried to cancel the crossing. His intentions were noble but by the look of his Jefe he was in for a dressing down if not getting fired.
Nice set Dora
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
7 May 2021 5:21PM
A lovely set Dora !!
I like the lead, and V 1 with the volcano.

7 May 2021 5:47PM
All three photos and your narrative are so interesting Dora.

cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 5:54PM
Fabulous set of images and brilliant narrative and punch line Dora!

Very funny story Dora and the pictures really take you there.
Thatís a great informative set Dora. Love the narrative. I think my first instincts would have been earthquake, tidal wave, water......argh! Before realising the water was actually a lake of course.

7 May 2021 8:39PM
Beautiful set Dora, great story of your trip, made me smile.

7 May 2021 10:45PM
Wonderful set Dora, would love to go there...Lin
9 May 2021 8:58AM
Brilliant set of so many different interesting parts of local life. Well done on these.
11 May 2021 2:30PM
V2 for me Dora and that wonderful framing you chose . Yes you can make out the volvanoes upper right off the bow .
Meanwhile I hear Jimmy Buffett singing the volcano song.
I don't know....I don't know ...I don't know which way I'm a gonna go when the volcano blow ...
Some big fish come out of that lake ?
Best regards

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