A Pullout, Rest Stop While Traveling Nicaragua

Tourists Gazed At Ometepe Island
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Four tourist gazed at Ometepe Island, with one of its two volcanos, far out in Lake Nicaragua. The tourists names were (left to right) Terry Costales, Grazyna Szawlowski, Nicole Hartwig, and Susan.


A pullout, rest stop while traveling Nicaragua   •  The road from León to the Ometepe ferry   •  Alongside Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:10:57 Friday 18 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1575
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Wild Flowers Grew Alongside The Highway Pullout
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Tiny yellow and small purple wild flowers grew alongside the parking area of the pullout.


A pullout, rest stop while traveling Nicaragua   •  The road from León to the Ometepe ferry   •  Alongside Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:11:18 Friday 18 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0439
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The Two Volcanos Of Ometepe Island
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From the pullout, one could see both of the volcanos that formed Ometepe Island.


A pullout, rest stop while traveling Nicaragua   •  The road from León to the Ometepe ferry   •  Alongside Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:11:37 Friday 18 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1576
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Drowned Trees With Dead Branches Alongside The Shore
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The lake was high at the end of the rainy season. Here, trees had been drowned and their branches appeared brown with the dark water behind.


A pullout, rest stop while traveling Nicaragua   •  The road from León to the Ometepe ferry   •  Alongside Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:11:41 Friday 18 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1577
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Tire Planter Once Held A Sapling
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This tire planter once held a sapling. Over time this tree has grown so large that the tires can no longer be removed. A beer can formed a bit of trash near the tree.


A pullout, rest stop while traveling Nicaragua   •  The road from León to the Ometepe ferry   •  Alongside Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:12:10 Friday 18 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1579
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Mosaic Atop The Bench
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The tops of the two benches at the pullout were covered with a mosaic created from broken, decorative tiles.


A pullout, rest stop while traveling Nicaragua   •  The road from León to the Ometepe ferry   •  Alongside Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:12:25 Friday 18 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1580
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A Van Wad Parked In The Pullout
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A van used to transport groups was parked in the pullout. The pullout was a rest stop with benches and a view, but lacked rest rooms. However, there was plenty of screening foliage for the more self assured.


A pullout, rest stop while traveling Nicaragua   •  The road from León to the Ometepe ferry   •  Alongside Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:13:08 Friday 18 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1582
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A Truck Roared Past On The Road
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A tractor trailer truck roared past on the roadway above the rest stop.


A pullout, rest stop while traveling Nicaragua   •  The road from León to the Ometepe ferry   •  Alongside Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:13:30 Friday 18 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1583
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Other Traffic On The Roadway
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Other traffic on the roadway included cars and buses. Most of the traffic that time of day was traveling in the same direction as our van had been traveling.


A pullout, rest stop while traveling Nicaragua   •  The road from León to the Ometepe ferry   •  Alongside Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:14:16 Friday 18 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1585
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