Rancho Esperanza 2009

Clicky Web Analytics Rancho Esperanza is located on Playa Jiquilillo, a pristine beach on the Pacific Ocean at the Northwestern tip of Nicaragua. It is a good base camp for day trips to the Cosiguina Volcano, Estero Padre Ramos, The Fonseca Gulf or just relax in a hammock and stroll down to the beach when your ready. There are also volunteer oportunities available. their phone is 011-505-879-1795

Estero Padre Ramos 2009

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The silence of a Kayak is conducive to seeing the wild life in the Reserve. The Padre Ramos is home to approximately 150 dispersed families who rely on the Estero's resources for their livelihoods. The bird life in the Estero is spectacular. The Estero is home to more than 175 species of birds.There are also other types of flora and fauna, including 4 different species of mangrove, 3 species of sea turtles (Olive Ridley, Hawksbill and Leatherbacks), American Crocodiles, iguanas, conch, clams, and fish galore.


Volcano Cosiguina 2009

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Volcano Cosiguina is at the end of a penninsula facing the Fonseca Gulf. It is
about a three hour climb from Potosi.We left early in the morning just before
sunrise to take advantage of the cool temperatures as we hiked up through the
cow fields and forest to the top of the volcano. 1800 feet below the rim is a
emerald crater lake.

Playa Jiquilillo 2009

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Jiquilillo Beach February 2009

Cliffs and Bird Islands of the Fonseca Gulf 2009

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Cliffs and Bird Islands

This show is about a trip in a small fishing boat up along the Pacific Coast to the Northwestern tip of Nicaragua.

There lies the Cosiguina Volcano on a Penninsula which is 3/4's surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Foncesa Gulf. Stunningly beautiful 175 ft tall lava cliffs face the Ocean at the tip and Ocean going bird islands are in the Fonseca Gulf.


Cliffs of Cosiguina 2008

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Cliffs of Cosiguina
You could see from the plane as we flew down the northern coast of Nicaragua the enormous cliffs that presented themselves at the end of the Cosiguina Peninsula where it meets the Fonseca Gulf. The question was, how were we going to get to this very remote part of Nicaragua? Some of the maps show dirt roads going up the peninsula to the end -------

Children of Nicaragua

Children of Nicaragua
Clicky Web Analytics "My day job here in the US is photographing children involved in sports of all age groups from the teenies at 4-5 years old, up to high school age children. On any day I may take from 200- 600 individual and team images of the kids. So I have come to have an observant perspective towards my subjects. The children come from all ethnic backgrounds including quite a few of Spanish heritage.What I find compelling is that I do not observe the same intensity of expression here in the States as when taking children's pictures in Nicaragua. Something more comes through, Mostly it is their eyes, a soulful look, a neutral detached observation by them, waiting to see what you might do next.An innocence that has not been tampered with by a excess of TV and video games ? Act like a clown and they will reward you with a smile that washes over your heart and makes your day. The stark sadness is there too sometimes, that's when it's time for the clown act---- "

San Juan Del Sur / Ometepe Is. 2004

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San Juan Del Sur-- Ometepe Island
San Juan Del Sur because of its close proximatry to Costa Rica became the first location in Nicaragua to be "discovered" by foreign tourists. Set on the Pacific in a horse shoe shaped cove it is the gateway to many beautiful beaches north and south . Ometepe Island is made up of two connected volcanos sitting in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. It's remoteness has let it retain the old ways of Nicaragua

Leon, 2008

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Leon, Nicaragua 2008
Leon, is the second largest city in Nicaragua. Originally it was the old colonial and Political capital and still retains much of the flavor of 100 years ago. Numerous old Churches dating back to the 16th Century,and old Spanish architecture. It lacks the quick pace and frantic lifestyle Of Managua. The old culture of Nicaragua is being retained in Leon.

Playa Jiquilillo,2008

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Playa Jiquilillo 2008

A long wide beach on the Northwestern side of Nicaragua facing the Pacific Ocean. Still a very primitive fishing village with limited acommodations, friendly people and a very relaxed life style where time slows and you can readily feel your place in the Universe. Very dark at night which only tends to increase the Moon and star light. Just say AAAH.