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.