Friday, August 7, 2009

The Flight (Part 1 of 3)

I don't even know where too begin. So I'm going to do a couple short blogs with lots of pics (since that's much more interesting anyway.)

Our trip to The Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua was like going to a completely different world. It was a real adventure which started with a 1 1/4 hour ride on the smallest plane I've ever been on. And I tell no lie when I say that the pilot slept for most of the journey! I could tell, I was sat right behind him. The views were incredible as we flew low enough to see everything. The co pilot appeared to be in training and was confused when we arrived at our destination in the middle of a lightening storm. He woke the pilot who then pointed out to him where the runway was.......

We arrived in Bluefields in the middle of a tropical down pour and were greeted with umbrellas which promptly turned inside out in the wind. It was HOT though so who cares if you get wet! The electricity was out so we showed our passports (why we're not sure since we were still in the same country) to the guard who struggled to read them in the dark and then wrote the numbers in a spiral notebook (no high tech computers here!). Every airport we went through charged us an exit tax (to help pay for electricity???) of just over $2 each. Very odd. A throng of taxi drivers and baggage carriers descended on us the minute we walked out the doors. Very confusing. We again lost our luggage to two men who we thought were our taxi drivers (we needed two since there were 5 of us) but turned out to be guys looking for a tip. Drat!

So we had arrived in Bluefields for our Special Assembly Day.....

1 comment:

Joel said...

What a beautiful view!
Think of you all the time, miss ya!

Leanne and family.