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Brigade 2017: Working and Playing

Posted by Patty Osborne

MONDAY: The brigade stopped at La Maysuta and “played in the mud” and then it was on to Santa Rosa where we had enough time to lay out the base of a new kiln before ­stopping for dinner and then retiring to our homestays.

Laying the foundation.

Laying the foundation.

TUESDAY: We built a little kiln designed by Douglas— The “Mani Nahum” — at Santa Rosa. When we ran out of bricks, we visited the brickyard in Mozonte where they throw 60 lb flowerpots on the kickwheel.

Finished!

Finished!

WEDNESDAY: We headed to Loma Panda and after a long steep walk we watched a doll-making demo and ate a delicious lunch.

Making dolls at Loma Panda.

Making dolls at Loma Panda.

THURSDAY: This was our final day in el campo and we had worked hard so we relaxed in Somoto Canyon, a new tourist attraction that features a boat ride, swimming and tubing in the warm, clear canyon pools, and an optional horse ride on the way back. We spent the night at Laguna de Apoyo where we swam in the clear deep lake water and then it was back to Managua and our flights home.

Relaxing in Somoto Canyon.

Relaxing in Somoto Canyon.

 

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