Hotel Isla Seca
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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For a while I was bummed out that no matter what I would never be able to afford a house like this until I talked myself out of it on the understanding that I most certainly could rent a house like this any damn time I felt like it.
We finally got the rental car I had lusted after the whole trip, a Chevy Spark GT. 1.2 litres of pure power that comes on within minutes of mashing the gas pedal to the floor and handling like a bike with out of round wheels. ...
... and smell easily so it must be rinsed properly. Additionally, the wetsuit restricts movement and makes it slightly harder to paddle. Personally, I don't mind it because I feel like I have some armor against what might randomly be in the water.
After a few more sessions, I hope to be able to catch waves easily and be comfortable with the shortboards. And if possible, continue to practice in Cali or somewhere with a beach. ...
... the U S of A", a very funny all American girl.
We spent our days lazing on the beach, going the visit Huleo at the local market, playing with the dogs, speaking broken Spanish to Felipe and Christian, drinking beer at the local restaurant, cooking massive meals together and just enjoying life by the beach.
After the Easter weekend, when all the dirty city kids left, the entire hostel got down and dirty and did a beach cleanup. Something ...
... we were new people. We washed the crud from our eyes and saw that we had arrived at our version of paradise. A teeny, tiny surf town with no internet, no grocery stores, nothing but you, sand, and ocean. It helped that our hostel was without a doubt the most amazing place we've ever stayed. It also helped that the people staying there were our people. Everyone was so kind; I'm talking homemade bread from the oven for everyone, pisco sours ...
Well, the drive from Pisco Elqui to Zapallar was just a wee longer than expected (gulp, sorry honey!). It was an 8½ hour day. It took almost 4½ hours just to get to Ovalle (which was actually 75 miles from Vicuna, not the 25 I thought. I actually never attempted any precise calculations because other than going through La Serena, which meant back-tracking 100% of the drive we had taken to get to Pisco Elqui, there was no other option. But the ...