Little Corn Island

                                  Little Corn Island

By, Turner

 

Our family recently went on a trip to Little Corn Island. They are the Corn islands, because they used to grow a LOT of corn. Though Big Corn is cool, we only stayed on Little Corn. Which was awesome.  There are no cars, and electricity is only on from 1 pm till 6 am. Its on the Carribean, and the water is SUPER clear. Also, we had to fly all the way across Nicaragua  to get there.

 

We stayed at this place called Do-Be-Do, and lived in an old house for the few days on the island. It was fine, and we all slept well. Also, we shared a beach with the fanciest hotel on the island (which was not that fancy), so we got to eat $3 fish tacos there and go on their slackline (we made a lot of progress) .

me loooove mangos!!!

me loooove mangos!!!

                                               The Days:

 

Day 1: Getting there

To get to Little Corn, we flew to Big Corn from Managua (the capital city), then caught a Panga (a small fishing boat) to Little Corn. The panga ride was very interesting. Here’s why: One, there were like 40 people when the most that should go on is like 20. Also, we were battling 6-10ft waves the entire time. For the first five minutes, everybody was screaming, laughing, and having fun. But after that, everybody was soaked, seasick, or all around not happy. This lasts until we get off the Panga 45 minutes later. (Dad is still mad that he did not have a GoPro for the ride. He described the ride as….)

finally there!

finally on the islands!

to port on big island

to port on big island

We ARE THERE!!!

We ARE THERE!!!

 

Once we got our stuff, we walked 20 minutes to the house we were staying in, then went straight to the beach to swim, have lunch, and play on the slackline.

 

GO Sam!!!

GO Sam!!!

yummy fish tacos

yummy fish tacos

looks like someones hungry

looks like someones hungry!

Then, we walked to this restaurant called The Lighthouse for dinner, and had a really good lobster. Also, the waitress and the bartender were super nice (their names are Jimmy and Emily, and they are from Hermosa Beach in CA). Then, we went home and fell asleep right away. (which was weird because we barely did anything that day).

                                       Day 2: Relaxing day

The next day, we woke up, and it was RAINING! Yay! We were so excited because it barely ever rains! So, we relaxed at the house, ate breakfast, read, and were just being lazy. It was great. Then, once it stopped raining, we went down to the beach for a while, the went on a walk.

 

a sorta cool swing

a sorta cool swing

awww, how sweet

awww, how sweet!

On the walk, we came upon a beach where Samantha found a conch shell! And soon enough, we found like 30 in the water, It was so cool!  We want to keep some, but some people said that they would stop you at the airport  ):

 

they are so pretty!

they are so pretty!

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Then for dinner, we walked into town To this woman named Darina’s house. Us, and one other man there named D.C.  (Who was really nice) sat in her backyard, and she cooked for us. It was REALLY good food.

 

                       Day 3: Scuba and going to Managua

 

Today, I, Samantha, and Mom went Scuba Diving!! We did this thing where we did not have to get a scuba licence, just a discovery. we learned how to Dive, and then went down to see some coral and fish.  (Also, there was this awesome swing at the dive shack that was tied to the very top of a palm tree, and then you would run in a circle, jump and would go FLYING. It was AWESOME!)

the absalutly AMAZING swing

the absalutly AMAZING swing

It turns out, that we saw a bunch of colorful fish, coral, and even some sting rays! It was soooo cool, and soooo much better than snorkeling. All the fish was super cool, and some were really weird. Also, the stingrays were super cool and super big.

two excited girls!

two excited girls!

lets go!!!

lets go!!!

gettin the gear on

gettin the gear on


Then we went on the boat again (which was much calmer and nicer because we were going with the wave) and it was a good ride except for the fact that every five minutes the motor would turn off. Soon enough, we got on the plane and were back in Managua.  

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