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Come to Salinas Grandes, Nicaragua, for the Wild Life

Please excuse the minor error in the title – I meant to write “Wildlife” as in birds, bugs and beasts – but it probably caught your attention. I promise to write about that other subject soon.

This essay is being composed by a long-retired Canadian who has spent considerable time over the past eight years on the beautiful sand beach at Salinas Grandes on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua – so please be prepared for a total layman’s view of the nature of things.

Having spent the bulk of my considerable days communing with the natural wonders and the ravenous pests in the Canadian countryside I was fully prepared to confront an even greater menace during the perpetual Nicaraguan summer. As you will soon see my fears were completely unfounded.

I am not a naturalist and cannot claim to have any expertise in that area. However, I can generally separate the inhabitants of the countryside into the broad general categories of bugs, birds and beasts. So let me tell you of some of the cast members that mother nature has entertained us with over the past few years on the beach in Nicaragua. Continue reading