Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dia de Independencia, September 15, 2010

All across Guatemala today we celebrated the independence of Central America from Spain, 189 years ago.  Yesterday the country was criss-crossed by thousands of runners carrying torches for long distances.  Preparations began early this morning for parades and ceremonies at local schools.

Here is a set of photos of the parade and festivities in La Libertad, a small aldea a few miles north of Rio Dulce:

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunset at Punta Caimanes

With all the trouble that rainy season brings, it also brings scenes like this one.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Top Five Ways You Know It's Been Raining Heavy in Rio Dulce

1) The empty Coke bottles on your porch are full of water.

2) A rainbow-colored stain on the water where your dinghy used to be.

3) Concrete walkways are dark green or black instead of white.

4) Boaters stop complaining about getting "dinghy-butt".

5) The parking lot entrance is now the boat launching ramp.