Everybody go Surfing !!
Pichilemu Travel Blog› entry 14 of 27 › view all entries
An early start at the Casa Roja and I get the minibus to meet my travelling companions for the next 5 days. We consisted of 4 English, 1 Irish, 2 Dutch, 3 Germans, 2 Australians and 3 born in the USA. I am pleased to see the bus passing through Melipilla the away team of the football match i saw, we stop off in a small town for breakfast a walk around and meet our new friends. We stop at the Rapel Dam on lake Rapel but it's remarkably unintresting. The bus trip continues to Pichilemu and we already are aware that the bus is not high on comfort. Several of us take the opportunity to go surfing, not impressed with the worm up a 400 yard run on sand in a wet suit !!!!!!! However the lesson is very good, and i'm understanding the "paddle paddle paddle, up" scenario very well. Pichilemu is a surfing mecca apparently, the town has a definite surfy feel to it. After my Southern Hemersphere success in Phia (NZ) i'm looking forward to the more favourable balance provided by the Pacific Ocean. Success does arrive after 40 minutes, several impressive falls from my board and an impossible collision where my leg rope gets entwined with my fellow surfer and we are unabke to untangle ourselves, a bit like those ring puzzles you get in christmas crackers. So I ride the wave in on my long board making it look very easy.
Dinner is provided in the hostel, and in the evening we have a few beers and some excellent red wine, the English seeing off all comers and crawl into bed at 4am