We are on a morning trip to the Xiloa lagoon outside Managua, one of the closest places where Oso can run free, enjoying our picnic breakfast. The local farm horses have the same habit. Despite much cajoling from Oso, they refuse his invitation to play.
It has rained without interruption for three days, parts of the Pan American
Highway to Matagalpa has been washed away, Chinandega is under water and 120 families have been evacuated… and it has become hard to find a spot on the shore at Xiloa to have breakfast at – but we succeeded.