La Ballena Azul Hotel
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Another early start for the scuba diving. Despite being there at 8:15 it was over an hour before we set out for the boat. It's the smallest boat I've dived off, about the size of a standard small shipping boat/island hopping ferry and was fully packed with about 20 people. There were only four of us fun diving, but there were also a pile of people in various stages of learning.
Our group was the last to get into the water, which was fine ...
... road, with various small shops or bars, and tangential to these are dirt roads up the back of town. My hostel is about a ten minute walk from the front, up a paved road.
There are two reasons for me coming here; one is the national park and the other is to dive. I was expecting to meet up with Rach and Sam at some point but they've gone radio silent so I'm cracking on with my plans as though it's back to just me. With that in mind I'm not ...
... the beach and we managed to find a place much closer to the beach and which had mosquito nets over the hammocks and seemed exactly the same in terms of other amenities so it seemed worth the extra dough for having two places booked. Spent the day sitting on the annoyingly narrow (and therefore crowded) beaches where the sea was a little too rough for swimming and the sun decided to hide behind a beach sized strip of grey cloud. We still managed to have fun with the ...
... Well. You couldn't tell. The next dive was nearer the shore, on a wall. Again the visibility was awful. It was a bit like lobster wall at mabul! I have no idea why the guide insisted on being so deep. My computer was not agreeing with that, so I just did my own thing, about 5m above him - with him being just in sight! The other guy seemed to have other ideas and within 20 minutes we had lost him. Typical. When you lose someone, the protocol ...
... we saw along the trail, and some lovely views that opened up to the beach. However beautiful the hike was, the campsite was the opposite. The beach for bathing wasn't very pretty or clean, the facilities were not what I had expected from the stories, and the glamour I had expected of sleeping in a hammock on the beach was nowhere near the reality of it. When the sun began to set and all the mosquitoes started to swarm, I felt like he 98% deet repellant I had ...