Friday, August 22, 2008

SkyWatch Friday (my sixth) -- Pretty clouds over Guatemala

Over Lake Atitlán (Lago de Atitlán)
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We rented a boat and traversed Lake Atitlán. A small town on it's shores is where I found the 'dog sleeping on the roof' picture below.

We did have several stops, the views, the people, and the skies were wonderful. One was for lunch and souvenirs. I bought a nice hat, Mrs. Jim bought a wooden flute like instrument, each was "made in Guatemala."

This was our last day in Guatemala so there were about seven hours on the bus. That wasn't nearly as much fun as doing the lake in our boat.
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On the road (dah) via Highway CA1, which is the PanAmerican Highway. It really isn't too great in places but the scenery is wonderful. We passed a lot of roadwork using temporary side roads as Guatemala is upgrading portions to four lane.
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Huehuetenango, the street leading out of town to the west. This was not the PanAm Highway. We stayed a week in Huehuetenango helping at an orphanage. The kids were sooooo loving.

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29 Comments:

At Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:41:00 AM, Blogger DeLi said...

lovely, blue sky

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:48:00 AM, Blogger the teach said...

Jim, your photos are beautiful for SWF! Mine aren't up yet...

I have a brand new award for you at my blog - come see! :)

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:49:00 PM, Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

You really have some outstanding photos here.

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:16:00 PM, Blogger bobbie said...

Very beautiful clouds over Guatamala today! Thanks for your visit.

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:30:00 PM, Blogger Dogwood Daze said...

Jim, the first photo is magnificent!

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:34:00 PM, Anonymous Tootie said...

There is a beautiful sky in every photo.

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:42:00 PM, Blogger RuneE said...

I enjoyed the first one especially. The wisps of clod/fog made it really special

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:43:00 PM, Blogger Julie said...

That first image showing the cloud on the lake is very peaceful, Jim.

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:45:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

These are just gorgeous! That blue is intense.

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:53:00 PM, Blogger Your EG Tour Guide said...

At least the scenery made up for the bad roads!

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:04:00 PM, Anonymous Tommy V said...

nice clouds and sky

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:35:00 PM, Anonymous Andy said...

These shots server to remind me that there are lots of places I need to see before my time is up. Great SWF, thanks for sharing.

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:43:00 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Love those clouds in that last photo! Almost feel like you can reach up and touch them.

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 5:56:00 PM, Blogger Carletta said...

Hi Jim,
That first image is so beautiful!
It certainly sounds like a wonderful trip.

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:01:00 PM, Blogger Lilli & Nevada said...

excellent photos

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:26:00 PM, Blogger Island Rambles Blog said...

These are stunning photos and I am glad you went to help out with the children...I so appreciate you sharing these photos as I feel like I travel through them.... please come and see my big surprise for sky watch this week. cheers.cheers

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:18:00 PM, Blogger Sioux said...

Love your skywatch photos, Jim! Beautiful skies!

 
At Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:53:00 PM, Blogger Mary said...

such beautiful shots! Happy Skywatch Friday!

 
At Friday, August 22, 2008 1:02:00 AM, Blogger Arija said...

Particularly love the way the clouds sit in the lap of the hills in the first one. Well caught.

 
At Friday, August 22, 2008 1:18:00 AM, Blogger Indrani said...

Loved this treat of Gautemala skies.:)

 
At Friday, August 22, 2008 3:25:00 AM, Blogger Angie said...

Your photos are superb, a great SW contribution

 
At Friday, August 22, 2008 3:57:00 AM, Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

I think the first shot is wonderful.. the others are great mind.. but that the first is outstanding.. :O)

It must have been so nice on the lake.. but maybe not the bus.. ;o)

 
At Friday, August 22, 2008 9:33:00 AM, Blogger Louise said...

Sounds like fun. The first picture is especially fabulous.

 
At Friday, August 22, 2008 11:47:00 AM, Blogger D Herrod said...

The first one is my favorite. TY for sharing.

 
At Friday, August 22, 2008 3:36:00 PM, Blogger Denise said...

Great SkyWatch photos.

 
At Friday, August 22, 2008 8:39:00 PM, Blogger Dianne said...

lovely shots

I really liked the sleeping dog down below

 
At Saturday, August 23, 2008 6:25:00 PM, Blogger Catherine said...

Beautiful captures! I love the way the clouds are hugging the mountains in the first shot!
Great skywatch captures!
Happy sky~watching!

How bout' them COWBOYS!! :)
Cat

 
At Sunday, August 24, 2008 10:08:00 AM, Blogger Torsdag said...

I like the clouds over Guatemala, beautifuk documentation

 
At Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:13:00 PM, Blogger system operator said...

Really enjoyable series! Looks outstanding road (boat) trip, and very well photographed!

 

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