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- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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... for that day. I was almost there after 6 years of no practice! ;) Time flew, we had a shower in the public toilet after picking up our rucksack from the storage room. Then went to the local mini bus office to catch our transport, which we booked earlier on that day. It was delayed and so many coaches passed by made me wished that we caught the coach!! Finally, our transport arrived and it was so full and it ...
... meet some Sheffield ranmoor boys for lunch who we have been following round the world for a few months! Joe, Tom, Rob and Olly - lovely to catch up. We then chilled out before catching our bus to huachachina. The bus only took a few hours and after taking a taxi from Ica we arrived in Huacachina. You have to see it to believe it but it's a lagoon about 150m long and 50m wide surrounded by a few hostels and restaurants and then massive sand dunes on each side. Still can't work ...
I spent my time playing volley ball in the pool, swimming at the beach and joining in any of the events the hostel put on. One of my favourites was the 'Olympics' which included tug of war and bombing into the pool. There was also parties down on the beach that were really fun. I had intended to surf as there are some pretty good waves in Mancora, but after being caught in a rip tide and having what I would describe as a near death experience I was hesitant about ...
... picked a good wave and shouted at us to paddle. With them still clinging to the back we got going and picked up speed. They shouted 'ARRRIBAA' (up) and we clumsily stood up. Surprisingly though neither of us fell off, well not straight away at least! With the instructors still clinging to the back of the board like stabilisers on a bike we stayed balanced and managed to ride the waves for a while. We gradually got better ...
... had my feet dug in, it probably wouldn't have been a big deal. Unfortunately I had neither of these things going for me, so I hit it at speed! Then! The board says "Goodbye, sand." And I say "Goodbye, board." (Well not out loud, fer cryin' out..!) And before you can say "Oh no!", I crash back down onto the board at the same instant it crashes back down onto the sand, and I rolled the rest of the way to a stop. I raised my hand to give a thumbs up but I already knew ...