Getting the Heck off Corn Island..........
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This morning we woke up with no power in our room. Which of course means that there is no air conditioning and it is dark in the room and it is gettting hotter and stuffier. It is rather unpleasant in the room so we go out on the beach for a walk. There is a security guard out in the yard of the hotel and I go out to try and ask him if he knows the power is off and if he can do anything about it but he is grumpy and almost threatening and doesn't want to speak anthing but Spanish.
It is pretty quiet out on the beach and the grounds of the hotel. We walk the beach section away from the hotel and it is pretty nice. There are some locals out on the beach with their children. We get down to a place where there is a nice looking hotel out on a point.
Back at the room the power is still off and Julie is thinking we might want to make a dash out of here to get the heck out of here . The unwholesome reputation of the island and the uncomfortable room convinces Julie that we should make a run to the airport to see if we can catch the 8 AM flight. The power is off in the office too which makes it difficult to pay and check out but eventually the owner is woken up and he finaly gets the generator turned on so we can check out.
We catch a taxi to the airport and it is no problem to change our flight. The flight seems to be only half full. On the taxi ride to the airport we see children playing on the runway and what looks like prisoners, under guard, cutting the tall weeds growing up on the edges of the runway.
The airport only has two flights arriving and leaving per day so there is not much here. In no time the flight from Managua arrives, they unload the pasengers and baggage and we are allowed to board the plane and select our seats. There is no connection through Bluefields today so the flight goes directly to Managua. The stewardess serves us drinks and crackers on the flight just like the old days...............