30 June 2020
You can get a lot of what you need in Bluefields. Some things not in town can be ordered, and other times a trip to Managua is required to get what you need.
But there are some things that you cant get in Nicaragua. We have shipped boxes to Florida and then had our importer send them down to Nicaragua so we could pick the up from customs. We even shipped a boat down, a post from long ago. Our importer was a great lady and a friend to our family, sadly she passed away. Her brother has started shipping things now and uses a barrel method. He drives a freight truck from Florida to New York, drops off empty barrels and picks up full barrels. He then ships them down to Bluefields.
The barrel was bigger than expected. The important stuff this time was mostly building supplies and some household items you cant get down in Nicaragua.
Play the stacking game.
A grabber comes in handy to place things neatly in the bottom, unless you have really long arms.
Will try and remember to update how everything worked out.