Anne & Tom Cruise Central America travel blog

The harbor from our ship

A statue on the hill

Boarding the tender to shore

Arriving

Our host (left) and our guide (right)

The Hacienda

We were treated to a dance

The music for the dance

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Down to the lake shore

Wind power provides 25% of the nation's electricity

Tom captures the waves

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Back to the Hacienda

There are two volcanos in the lake - over 100 in the...

A well trained horse

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Petting the horse

Riding

Milking

An old man and lady comic dance

Preparing tortillas

an authentic lunch

Resting up after lunch

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Lovely flowers

The volcano

Back to the ship

Dinner at Aqualina - one of the signature restaurants on board the...

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Lobster

Yummy desert


Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 Hacienda at Lake Nicaragua San Juan del Sur Nicaragua

We had an early tour, so we got up at 7:15. The ship was anchored out and we boarded a tender a little after nine for the 10-minute trip to shore to San Juan Del Sur. The bus headed out at 10:00 and had to stop along the way just at the edge of the town to wait for two people who were late. The road wound around and up hills and quite soon we saw Lake Nicaragua. There are two volcanoes in the lake that formed islands. It is a little smaller than Lake Ontario, but in the same range in length and width. However, its islands are the largest lake islands in the world.

Besides visiting the shores of the lake, we were entertained by music and dancing by the Hacienda’s staff. This property has been the same family for a long time. The lake was rough since a brisk wind was blowing. There is a windmill farm along the shore and 25% of the electricity comes from this natural source.

Before lunch, we saw a horse show and were given the chance to milk a cow. A few of our companions tried it out. Lunch was freshly made tortillas. We had a chance to rest up after lunch and Tom did so in a hammock!

We had a fine meal in one of the onboard signature restaurants (Aqualina) before heading off to our next destination, El Salvador.

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