23 Dec 2015

Central America by beginswithq

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I am feeling weary from the travel road so today I switched from the stuffy Air BnB to this great hotel called Mopelia, owned by a French guy named Gil. This is the first time on the trip that I am treating myself to a single bedroom cottage. For this Christmas week I only want to surf and live in luxury. Also there is a breakfast spot down the road that is 4 dollars for a big meal. That's pretty luxurious to me.

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It's been hard work. But I can learn to surf.

The lessons have been a bit meager. He just tells me stuff and takes me out for some straight pro action. I wasn't ready as my popup is no where near perfected. So today I practiced just paddling and body boarding. Apparently simple mobility takes lots of strength and practice.

I gave the GoPro camera to my instructor Juan Carlo and he definitely took better photos. While I was going in and out of the waves, I cut the bottom of my foot on the rocks. It's a 1.5 inch gash. That's my red badge of courage.