The next day I decide to leave and head to Ometepe Island. The ferry is old and grimy, the seats are broken and a violent movie plays on the screen. I walk outside and sit on my bike and watch the cloud covered volcanoes come closer and closer. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79973473@N06/8227705853/" title="P1010912 by hewby2, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8227705853_524f63bb73.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P1010912"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79973473@N06/8279971878/" title="P1010955 by hewby2, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8279971878_0991f96440.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P1010955"></a> Getting off the ferry I am greeted with thumbs up from the locals as I pull out onto the road. I had hear the riding could be tough on the island but there are hardly any cars and the road is good. After 30 min or so I turn off one of the main roads and am stopped by a policeman. He recoils slightly when I take off my helmet, I dont think he was expecting a girl! He wants to see my insurance! I proudly brandish it hot off the press from that morning and he says I can head on my way. Man I am lucky! The road starts to disintegrate and I bump my way down the island roads to the lower west side of the island. I pull into a hostel and set up my tent on the edge of the lake, and jump in for a swim as a golden sun starts to set. Fireflies seem to live in a group outside my tent and their glow pieces the oncoming darkness. Amazing. I am overwhelmed by the beauty of this place and feel I have found what I need for a little bit. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79973473@N06/8228775030/" title="P1010932 by hewby2, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8489/8228775030_8eb363d924.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P1010932"></a> Over the next few days I met a wonderful group of people and a couple Margit and Andrew who are riding their bicycles down from California. We walk out to the local waterfall and I am happy that I am in the better shape after the days walk than them! (Ok they had also been exhausted by a grueling ride the day before but hey!) <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79973473@N06/8278912835/" title="P1010941 by hewby2, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8278912835_5c73e45667.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="P1010941"></a> After a lovely few days I sadly say my goodbyes and back on the ferry head towards the border.