Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday, Feb 23rd, Granada


Today, Granada.  Did you know that this city was the first European city on the North American continent?  It was registered with the Crown of Aragon and the Kingdom of Castile of Spain in 1610, after the defeat of the Moors in Granada, Spain.

We cruised Lake Nicaragua looking for birds and other wildlife.
For the most part, we found what we'd find in marshes in Sonoma County (herons, kingfishers, ospreys, vultures, and gulls).

But the spider monkeys were unusual.  And the backdrops with volcanos made for some very pretty pictures.

Our guide, Enrique, showed us some gorgeous surprises which awaits the persistent explorer.

And we watched cigars being made for shipment to Europe.

And we ended the day, walking through the city again, visiting a small exhibition of 28 Pre-Columbian statues dating from 800 to 1200 AD, found on an island in the south of Lake Nicaragua (Zapatera).

To see the rest of the photos we took today, click on Sunday, February 23rd, Granada.

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