Tuesday, June 7, 2011

May/June 2011

Hola Amigos,

It never ceases to amaze me how, after just a couple of weeks of rain, Nicaragua can be transformed into such a lush verdant landscape. This first picture, taken between Tola and Rancho Santana, shows it. I love how the Malinche trees bloom with vibrant orange color.

The roads are better than ever, now that the Pellas Group is actively bringing its 5 star resort at Guacalito toward completion.

The closer you get to the gates at Rancho Santana, the more you settle into that rural, laid back state of mind, confirming why you came here in the first place.

More life springing forth, inside the gates at Rancho Santana.

Villa Espiral is looking good, thanks to the hard work of our groundskeeper, Salon.

All the Coco's along the driveway are bearing fruit.

Same with the Coco's by the pool.

Salon is keeping the pool in good shape too.

Follow that curve around to where the hammock is hanging, and take a siesta in a quiet setting, where the birds sing their lullabies.

Nothing like throwing back some Tona's after a great surf session! Gray, Pete and Warren, soaking it all in.

The Rosada clubhouse is just a block from Villa Espiral.

On this afternoon, the clubhouse pool's only swimmer was gracious to let me take her photo.

Gray is building these beautiful new bed frames for Villa Espiral out of Teak and Laurel.

Gray's buddy, Jose, from Venezuela, got behind the camera for this shot. Behind us are the doors to the master bedroom.

The surf was really big during the better part of this trip. We were stoked! Crowded surf? Nope. I paddled into an empty lineup out in front of Villa Espiral, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Never more than 7 people out and most of them were friends.

Hope you can join us sometime soon. Saludos!