Panajachel

Today is day 17 of our Mexico and Guatemala adventure. We are currently on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. The last three nights we stayed at the wonderful isolated La Casa del Mundo.

This morning after a scramble, potatoes, whole grain toast and coffee we flagged down the boat taxi and returned to Panajachel where we are staying tonight.

We spent the day exploring the town which seems to have more Anglos, bars and souvenirs ships than anywhere we’ve been. Although it rained and was gray all day at least the rain was intermittent and we were able to get quite a bit of walking in.

Tomorrow we will catch a shuttle to Antigua. The first picture below is Duke on the street in Panajachel and the second is of the very muddy river dumping into the lake.

Panajachel

Panajachel

Rain! Lake Atitlan

I can’t remember the last time I have been some place where it has rained all day without let up. Monday was like that here at La Casa del Mundo on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Luckily we have a beautiful room with lots of light. There wasn’t much of a view because the lake and mountains were covered with fog. But it is a very pleasant place to spend a rainy day.

The food here is good too so we ate, read and did not much of anything. Half way through the day we decided that we should do at least one thing. So we descended the stairs down to the lake shore, went for a swim in the lake, and then climbed ack up to our room. It was a refreshing swim and a very relaxing day.

Rain! Lake Atitlan

Rain! Lake Atitlan

Rain! Lake Atitlan