Antigua - last day
Sadly we had to change hotels and we
hadn't found one in town. We had stayed in a beautiful antique style
hotel with a four poster bed. But had to move to a little B&B.
Bill Clinton once stayed in our first hotel.
We were to do the Pacaya Volcano trip. Caroline was knackered and took a horse for ¾ of the way up. Murray kept pace with the horse easily. At the top we were to toast marshmallows on sticks, simply using the volcano's heat. Somebody's shoes did not like all this heat and sulphur fumes mixed with the smell of burning rubber. This volcano is one of the most lively in Central America and certainly showed us some action. The marshmallow toasting took place just past the signs warning you of possible death from dangerous gases and ash falls. We then took a walk that later tours didn't, through the lava field to watch the lava stream, with boulders, pour down the mountain. The crackling sound of lava and the earth moving when you are standing only a few feet away is awe inspiring. We just had time to scramble down the mountain mainly in daylight. This was a great day out.