Friday, October 28, 2016

Beach drive just north of Granada

Zoe and I went with some friends to the beaches just north of Granada. The vistas were amazing, with several volcanoes in the background. We had a mini picnic on a quiet beach away from it all. What wasn't amazing though, was the trash and dead fish strewn along the beach. Nicaragua has enormous potential within its borders to do a better job with their stewardship of nature. People outside of the country, would be amazed to hear that when the first rains fall at the end of dry season, it means sudden death for millions of fish in lake Nicaragua. Residents along the waterways dispose of all sorts of waste in the arroyos and creeks leading to the lake. Plastic is the worst, for it wanders forever unwanted. Chemicals, feces and other contaminates poison the lake during the early months of the wet season. It was never supposed to be this way, the lake is not some grand septic system. Governments around the world need to do more to protect nature. Nicaragua needs to step up and do what is right for the future generations. Nature can rebound if given a chance.

Parking on the beach and stretching our legs a little.

Ometepe and Zapatera islands in the horizon.

Unpopulated beaches for miles.

Good friends of ours who know how to relax and take it easy.

Zoe and Anais playing on the skinny beach. They counted 148 dead fish in a relatively small area, this in addition to the trash they found.

Driving back to Granada along the beach.

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