Got back from a trip to the states yesterday. The trip went smoothly except for a lost boardbag with 5 boards, gifts, and some clothes in it. I’ll have to go back to Managua on Monday.
I had an 18 wheeler pick me up at Las Mercedes so I could buy materials in Managua for the new Popoyo house rental. The price of materials is lower in Managua, because you don’t have any transport fees added on. I decided to take care of some things by buying materials and loading the truck, instead of hiring a taxi. I got 55 bags of cement, iron rebar for the column supports, 10 planks of wood to shape the rebar supports, an electrical breaker box, wiring, light switches, outlets, and a new bed. On the way to Popoyo, we stopped in Santa Catarina to pick up some new tropical plants for landscaping.
We arrived at our property and unloaded the materials. After I walked up our hill, I surveyed the beautiful countryside in the waning afternoon light. It never ceases to amaze me the stark contrast in the seasons of southwest Nicaragua. Being the end of the dry season, the countryside has completely browned out, save for some evergreens and some flowering trees and plumerias blooming in anticipation of the start of the rainy season next month. As I looked toward the south, it was apparent that there was a solid swell running, as I saw sprays of whitewater rising from the rocky coast between Santana and Rosada. I found out today that about this same time, the pros were surfing outer reef a half mile away.
Snapping photos of my always-joking Nicaraguan family leaving the property and watching another glorious sunset, I can’t wait for the next day and each day after of my simple life in Nicaragua.