Weekly Photo Challenge: The Off-Season in Nicaragua

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Off-Season.

“en la lluvia, cuando le recuerdo.”
― Sitta Karina

I love the rainy season in Nicaragua. It is the off-season for tourists, a time of tranquility, reflection, growth, and gorgeous sunsets as well as unusual cloud formations.

The fishermen cast their nets unmolested by kayakers and swimmers.

IMG_8310Grand colonial cities, such as Granada, transform into normal working cities with the disappearance of throngs of tourists.

IMG_8358Concepcion volcano on Ometepe Island shimmers delightfully in the background of Granada.

IMG_8383Vendors take time off from hawking their wares.

IMG_8387The patron saints give thanks for the nourishing rains that give hope for a prosperous growing season.

IMG_8372It is in the rainy season that I remember why I love Nicaragua.

11 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Off-Season in Nicaragua

  1. Summer is our favorite season because the snow birds and tourists are gone. Everything is less crowded and clubs and organizations suspend meetings. Life slows down and takes on more meaning. 😎

  2. I grew up in a small seaside town in the north of England; as kids, we loved it when the ‘holiday makers’ left and we had the beach to ourselves! Great pics, Debbie, as usual!

    • Thanks, Sandra. Your little seaside resort reminds me of the time I lived on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. After Labor Day weekend, the roads and bridges were bumper to bumper traffic off Cape Cod. Then, I could sigh a big sigh of relief until the next summer. 🙂

  3. The paradox of tourism: tourists bring money and people are tourists because they want to visit and enjoy other cultures, but it’s wonderful when they aren’t there as well. 🙂 Lovely photos. Enjoy the downtime.


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