|Looming above me, the Fuego Volcano is silent once again|
Thank you so much for all the telephone calls and messages yesterday when the Volcan de Fuego erupted. It was a very dramatic eruption and many villagers were impacted on the Esquintla side where traditionally all the lava spill flows.
Fortunately, in our case, we live at the foot of the North side of the volcano and although we look directly up at the peak of Fuego the lava flow goes to the leftside, toward Alotenango, or down the back, Pacific Coast side.
A interesting fact is that although we live at the far South end of the Panchoy Valley we are still quite high up and experience Springlike weather most of the time. Just 20 minutes down the hill, on the Southside of Fuego, is the Pacific Coastal region and it´s humid all of the time. It feels very much like Puerto Rico weather just 1/2 hour from here and they grow sugar cane and other tropical crops. That is the side where the lava flows down to when the Volcan de Fuego erupts.
Again, thank you for your telephone calls and concern. We do have an evacuation plan if the going ever gets tough (and we have time to initiate it).
Leonardo/Len and Juan Carlos, at the ¨Foot of the Volcano¨