We spent a peaceful week in the very remote fishing village of Jiquillio. It was lovely to be without the distractions and to just enjoy the sea.
Towns people gather on the beach to help bring the boats in which are rolled in on logs. It takes like a dozen people to bring a boat in and as you can see even the elderly pitch in. You get paid in fish. Looks like a pretty hard life.
Despite the extreme poverty and near total lack of services we found plenty to do. The homeowner hooked us up with surfboards for the week and a few tours.
The boys went fishing resulting is a 4.5 lb red snapper caught by Jack which we made into a huge fish taco extravaganza on our last night.
Now in Esteli where it's chilly and drizzly in a cozy hotel where we are all entranced with our screens.
Just on the south side of the house the beach goes on like this for miles. To the north of the house lies the town.
Lots of hanging around. Fruit and vegetables can be purchased from trucks that roll though town a few days a week. You know they are coming when you hear the loudspeaker announcing the various foods for sales and prices.
Luis is such a good sport celebrating his birthday in another country. I brought candles as usual, but in Jiquillio there aren't any bakeries or anything available to buy for a cake. So I asked for something sweet from a tiny store run out of a neighbors house and got what tasted like a white flour hamburger bun with some sugar in it. We sang happy birthday, took a bite, and threw it out it was so yucky!
We will be here for 2 nights before moving on to a home stay in the Miraflor Nature Reserve where we definitely won't have wifi because we won't have running water or electricity either.