While the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain it hits everywhere here in Nicaragua. It’s officially monsoon season and we’re getting rained out today. The ocean’s not destroyed, but it’s pretty stormy and not very appealing. Partially because of all the rain runoff, but also because a steady onshore has it mixed up. Probably a better day to stay in and watch movies, even if they are old showtunes! (No I won’t be watching My Fair Lady today.
Typically this is the kind of day we’d head off for other adventures like volcano boarding that you’ll see in the video clip. I wouldn’t say it’s too rainy to do that, but it wouldn’t be the best views on a day like today…oh and there’s also the possibility of getting caught by a lighting storm, while standing on top of a volcano…not the best place to be.
This video clip is from our Friend Sam Talbot of New York and he sacrificed the lens of his go pro housing to the abrasive effects of volcano boarding. The gravel is all pummice stones and very abrasive, so he probalby had a pretty scratched up lens after this shot. It gives a pretty good feeling for the ride and what to expect. I think he got 58 km/h on his run…not enough for the camp record, but respectable.
Next time Sam, next time.