Well poo! We’ve already blown it.
Our grand plan was great – we would get up at 4 in the morning in order to hit the road at 5, just as the first rays of the sun touched the pavement. Taking advantage of the relatively cool morning hours, we would ride hard for three or four hours before stopping for an extended break. We knew the miles would come much more slowly after that.
So last night we fell asleep in our little windowless cubicle of a hotel room, and the next thing I knew I opened my eyes and saw light creeping in under the crack in the door. Poo!
It was already six by the time we woke up and it would be seven by the time we get packed and on the road. Two hours of morning cool wasted. Two hours when we could have made good time. And we had 75 km to ride in order to make it to the next town. We decided to hang out here for the day and try again tomorrow.
Seeing as how we weren’t riding, I decided to take advantage of the day to do something I’ve wanted to do for ages – wander around with camera in hand and get some pictures of a typical town. So, without further ado, here it is: Somotilla, Nicaragua.
A comedor – a small restaurant
Cooking something – not sure I want to know what!
How I wish photos could capture smells!
If they tried, I´m sure they could cram a bit more into the shop!
A local taxi
Our hotel for the night
The parking lot. The gates close at night for security.
Because the rooms are small, we frequently leave our bikes outside our hotel door and cover them with a tarp.
Our tiny room gets cramped with all our gear!
One corner of the room is taken over by the bathroom.
A typical supermarket
There is a good variety of items in the supermarket
Bicycles are used to transport everything!
The local doctor and surgeon
…and the local lawyer.
Just another typical sight in the village
Every village has its church.