Saturday, March 30, 2013

We've got wheels!

Pat checking out a bike
Finally, after a year of walking almost everywhere we have wheels. Sure, they aren't as cushy as the car we sold back home and there are only two wheels, but they will make life much easier.

There isn't a bicycle shop here in Pearl Lagoon so on our last trip to Bluefields we scouted out a couple of places (one with used bikes and the other with new). Within a relatively short period of time we were the happy owners of two new bicycles. We chose these ones for a couple of reasons:

1. They have fenders that in our opinion are essential during rainy season.
2. They had bike racks and kickstands already installed.
3. They were new rather than used.

The bikes were $129.00 each. Once we had made the purchase we had to get the bikes back to Pearl Lagoon on the panga. We were charged less than 100 cordobas for this service.