We left the airport bright and early as no one really wants to camp at an airport (although the price couldn’t be beat – 25 Q) and headed towards Lake Atitlan.
The drive was stunning! It had been a while since we were engulfed in natures beauty… JUST WOW…
At times the roads were as if the Americans had installed them from the airport to near the turn off to the volcanoes, then they changed dramatically. At a fraction of the speed we wound our way through flowing creeks and mountainous roads. With delays from land slides that covered our path and tight streets that restricted our flow, we pushed the tank to its limits getting us to the beautiful tranquil surrounding of the lake and it’s all encumbering volcanoes that contain it.
Luke: Nothing more satisfying than arriving safely with my two beautiful travelling companions. With a big sigh of relief we opened the remaining whiskey that we had acquired from Belize and celebrated freedom.
Spirits lifted immediately…
Jenna : we spent the next week camping on the lake and life couldn’t have been sweeter. Every morning we woke to the most beautiful scene and every evening we kissed the day away with sweet sincerity.
Jenna: JJ made multiple mates who would guard us throughout the day and night..
JJ: They weren’t really friends mum, merely hangers on and they ate most of my food – can’t complain tho, at least I am not in the tank driving up front with dad for a week. When are we going to settle and stop for a while so I can relax???
We barbecued every evening for ourselves and Robert, a stand up gentleman who took to the roads in his 40 ft camper. He was very kind and courteous with a life time of adventure which we later read in his book.
Jenna: Robert knew a jewelry designer on the lake and took us to their office. It was so inspiring! Jewelry & raw materials everywhere – my future office.
Jenna: This house was a labyrinth of artwork & trinkets – I went on a photo snapping frenzy. What a hidden gem.
Lake Atitlan was so full of color, life & beauty – one of the more special places we’ve been in Central America…
Luke: You don’t need much in life to make something of nothing – football in your wellies with boulders the size of the football – fair play!!!
This place was everything we needed – tranquility, peace and freedom – but it’s time to hit the road again! First stop… Body Shop…
Luke: We had to get some welding and patching done. Half a day and we are moving forward with a little less noise from the marshmellow on wheels (aka the tank)..
Onwards we must go towards the surf!
JJ: Hang on a minute we are leaving again!!! what is wrong with you people just chill out stay a while!!!!
We love you JJ xxx