After two days in clinics, we were given a free day! We spent the day on the beach getting some rays and playing some volleyball. The waves were pretty big and strong so there wasn’t much swimming except for wading into the shallow areas. While sitting on the beach, the local children would approach us selling crafts made of sea shells. They had all sorts of things, bracelets, plaques, coasters, frogs or turtles crafted out of sea shells; and they were incredibly persistent on selling them.
The sun in Nicaragua is incredibly hot so I was happy we only spent the afternoon on the beach. Around 4 o’clock, we packed up to head to our homestays, which were families in the town of Masaya offering up their homes for us to sleep in after our clinic days.