Travel to Salcedo and Laguna Yambo
Trip Start Jan 24, 2009
2Trip End Feb 02, 2009
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Jean-Thomas wanted to show us the lake before the sun went down so we packed up and all headed down to have our first look at Laguna Yambo. As we wound our way down into a valley on a gravel road off the Panamericana, the hair stood up on the back of my neck. The lake was in a valley that enclosed the lake on three sides. The water was a vivid shade of green and had lots of algae growth in it. I was glad that I was at least not on the diving team.
It was starting to rain so we walked out to the little shed at the waters edge. It had been there for many years and creaked under our weight. I wondered weather this was the safest place to stand even if it was undercover. We talked a little bit about our plan for tomorrow and we saw our boat, which was currently still on a trailer. Laguna Yambo isn't really suited for motorized vehicles, and because of that there is no real need for a boat ramp. The dive team and the boat captain were (in the heavy rain) discussing how to launch their boat. They appeared to have a plan of action that I was glad not to be involved with and we set of back to the hotel. Well, we intended to go back, but we instantly got stuck on the uphill road. The heavy rains had turned the gravel road into a slippery clay mudslide. We got out and attempted to push the vans and with enough jockeying and a light tap against some rocks on the side of the road and we were on our way.
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