Surfing - Day Two!!!

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My surf buddies!
Surfing day two!  I love being in the water!  What a perfect sport, even the waiting is amazing.  Sitting on the board with your new surf peers, the sun is beating down, sparking water surrounds you, everyone is in a great mood, all you hear is joyous laughter and encouraging words when it’s your time to go catch a wave.  I had two long rides today.  AND I learned to turn, both left and right.  Not fantastic turns, but nonetheless!  It couldn’t have been a better surf day.  I wish I could go again tomorrow but I’ve decided to leave Kuta and head to Ubud.  Something is drawing me to that place. I decided to go there long ago when I first read about Bali in a Lonely Planet book.
Pool practice!
  I’m not sure what to expect.   Funnily enough a new book I’m reading called Eat, Pray, Love is just getting to the part where the author heads to
Bali and oddly she’ll be in Ubud just as I get there.  I didn’t decide to go to Ubud based on this book, although I think now many people will and are.  I’m glad I chose it on my own, without the book pulling me there.  My decision seems organic, authentic, just like everything else about this trip.  I find a ride to Ubud on the back of a local’s scooter.  What a trip!  An hour on a scooter, backpack on and my purse dangling from a hook between the drivers knees. I carefully watch it hoping it doesn’t go flying, with all my i.d. and money with it! 
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My surf buddies!
My surf buddies!
Pool practice!
Pool practice!
We had to stand for at least 8 sec…
We had to stand for at least 8 se…
Focus...focus...
Focus...focus...
Back to the waves!
Back to the waves!
Waiting for waves
Waiting for waves
Here I go!
Here I go!
Im up! Riding the end of my wave.
I'm up! Riding the end of my wave.
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