Okay we are back in Tamarindo the place of endless summer, the surfing Mecca and all around good vibrations town, who can complain? We’re calling Kurt’s place, Hotel California, because once you come, you can never leave.
Alamo graciously only charged us for the day, they said we didn’t need to bother paying extra because we had it overnight and that it was okay that we didn’t fill the gas tank. I want to say that is was as a result of my smooth talking but I’m thinking it’s more likely because this isn’t the first time this has happened. Now we will look back fondly on that day we went off-roading for 10 hours along the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula.
Our new plan is to spend another week here and take day trips to all the lovely beaches in the area. It doesn’t seem worth 20+ hours of buses, equalling about three full travel days, just to visit another beach where we plan to surf. Tamarindo is highly regarded as one of the best breaks to learn on, and just up the road the world famous Ollie’s Point and Witches Rock are waiting for us when we are ready.
Pawel is already considering himself a seasoned vet because today he experienced what Kurt calls “surfer drips”. This happens when you do a lot of surfing and later in the day, out of nowhere sea water just comes out of your nose – like water coming out of a faucet. It’s really funny to see it happen!
The blogs for the next few weeks might be a little repetitive, beaches, tans, sand, surfing and waves. I hope you’re looking forward to hearing about it because we can’t wait to get back our there tomorrow!