Learning to surf, meeting a stupid dog and chillin` in Uvita
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Today we did`nt have any specific plans , for the first time in a long while. We really felt like we deserved an uneventful day at the beach at this time of our journey , after doing everything from Scuba Diving to getting lost in the rainforest to climbing some crazy big volcanoes.. This would be our time in the sun !
So we spent time on the beach with the americans , chasing after the little crabs and playing around in the waves - good times !
The as usual the dark clouds were approaching around 2pm. So we started the long way back to the hostel(30 min walk from the beach) . We went by a little camp in the forest by the beach to speak to an American surfer dude about getting some surf lessons the following day. We were really looking forward to that when we left the guy.
When we got there the hostel owner was chasing the dog away. He didn’t want it there as he has like 4 dogs himself. We told him the name and location of the surfer guy, and that he should contact him about his dog.
The next day when we came for the surfing lessons the surfer dude was really upset as his moronic dog had managed to run in front of a semi trailer that hit him (not a big surprise). The dog was at the veterinarian having x-rays done with a suspected broken leg, and a possibly broken back.
He said his dog had never done that before, as he usually don`t get along with new people… maybe it`s just because he sensed that we were both vets (the good guys!).
We got our surf lessons in any case !
The surfing was super-fun ! , and I`ll be sure to keep doing that as long as I am in countries where it`s possible. The only thing that sucked was that after one hour on the board I got some really horrible mechanical burns on my stomach , probably even worse due to the fact that I was already slightly sunburned.
I think it`s one of the worst pains I`ve felt when I put some Aloe Vera on it later to give a soothing effect….not soothing !
The last day we went on the beach to go snorkelling at a place called “the whales tale” simply because that`s what it looks like from the air. It is a rare thing for us to be walking on a long stretch of a sandy isthmus with ocean on both sides. Pretty cool though !
The snorkelling was so-and-so….
Then later we went out for some fine dining with our American friends at the local burrito place which was owned by another American.The turtle beach never happened for us unfortunately. In the end it was just to much of a hassle to get there(even though it was only 10 km) We couldn’t go to the beach by our self either as the beach was crowded with these dangerous poachers stealing the turtle eggs to sell them (bad people).