The Simple Beauty of Nicaragua

Very few words are needed to describe this amazing experience of riding horseback on the beaches of San Juan del Sur.  A rainy day at Morgan’s Rock turned into an awesome day of adventure including the beach, horses, and even a double rainbow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Argonaut

 

 

Justin's Urel

Justin's Urel

Our friend, Gladis, was nice enough to take us out on the Argonaut – one of the boats from Morgan’s Rock Eco-Lodge.  We motored north up the coast past Maderas, Majagual, and eventually dropped anchor near Playa Blanca and jumped off the boat for a swim.  Our Captain, David, and his assistant, Tito, were great at helping everyone learn how to fish.  In total, the group pulled out about 4 urels and a black tuna.

San Juan del Sur Bay

San Juan del Sur Bay

 

 

 

The Argonaut

The Argonaut

Clean-up of the Chocolata

One of the things we’ve learned since our arrival in San Juan is that EVERYONE is involved in community outreach in one way or another. Be it a one day event or ongoing projects, most people step up and offer their time. On this particular day, hundreds of local school kids, and members of the local community chipped in to pick up trash along the Chocolata – a road that runs from San Juan del Sur to Rivas. Justin and I joined friends and drove the the route delivering water and t-shirts to the volunteers.

Backpacks for School Children

Justin and I went to a local San Juan elementary school and helped to distribute backpacks full of school supplies (360 – which we packed the previous weekend) and enjoyed interacting with the kids who ranged in age from 3-14. All of the supplies were donations from Morgan’s Rock, as well as guests who stay at the hotel – a program initiated by Gladis, our friend who manages the hotel.

 Here’s a clip of us on Monday morning, helping distribute the backpacks and school supplies.