A typical day in Nicaragua. Part II

So where did we leave off? Ah, I just got out of the water, it's anywhere between 8 and 10 am. Sometimes Alex and me will drive to a hostel around the area that has the best and biggest smoothies ever. Alexe's brother works there and for about $1,50 you will get at least a liter of ice cold, banana-chocolate flovored milk shake. After spending three hours in salt water, the smoothie feels like an orgasm to your taste buds. It's time for hammok and chill out.

On a full tide the water hits the rocks and even runs into the camp
Thunderbomb Surfcamp

Once we get back to the camp, Sara our german chef has already prepared the most amazing breakfast one could imagine. And trust me, I am not just saying that. All the people (women), who have ever been trying to cook for me and that especially includes my mom and my aunts, know that I am not always a happy camper. Most of the times I know better, which in reality, I don't of course. All meals at the camp are great and that is considering, that there is days where I eat no meat at all (which is quite crazy for me). Even though Sara often cooks vegitarian, I haven't found a single possibility to complain.

After breakfast the typical move is to navigate towards the hammok. There is a total of 6 at our camp and they are not only comfortable but also have a view over the ocean. Just in case you still have enough power you can always cancel the siesta and jump out front for a couple more waves. There is a big thing about hammocks in this country and you will see them everywhere. I have seen construction workers hang them up on the side of/under their trucks to sleep during midday. Every straw hut will have one and many locals actually use them as their "real" beds. Basically there is no beds, there is hammoks only.  

The afternoons and evenings are pretty quiet around the camp.There is no bars or anything that you could really visit. It's the time when I read, edit my pictures, write my blog and work on my Master thesis. It's good to have some time to set back and reflect. Not that I turn on my brain all too often but once in a while it doesn't hurt. Of course I miss friends and family sometimes but everybody around here is really nice. It is definitely a good and healthy learning experience. On good days, the onshore winds quiet down in the evening and I have another quick surf. If not, I definitely jump in the water, body surf for a little while and enjoy the sunset. Reminds me a lot about Greece and my favorite place for vacations. Sacrifice is part of life and sometimes you gotta take opportuities as they come.......even when you will miss something you love. The next picture always helps me to put on a smile again :)

 

We had a couple days without clients and took the opportunity to explore Leon, which is one of the bigger cities around. We went volcano boarding (yes, sliding down on ash on a thing that is somewhat similar to a snowboard) and it was an awesome experience. That and more for next week.

 

Stay sharp and keep on riding.


Love

CWD

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