Nicaragua
San Lorenzo

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  • Day362

    Surf & Chill in Playa Maderas

    February 2 in Nicaragua ⋅ 🌬 28 °C

    Es ist noch nicht mal 9 und ich hab schon den zweiten Kaffee intus.

    6 Uhr in der Früh mache ich mich auf zu einem morgendlichen Lauf am Strand. Das Rumsitzen kann ich immer noch nicht so gut. Ich könnte Surfen, ja. Aber so sehr wie ich dachte, reizt es mich irgendwie nicht. Nur mal Ausprobieren ist nicht mein Stil und um wirklich dran zu bleiben ist mir die Sonne (hier) zu intensiv. Überhaupt ist Strandurlaub wirklich nicht (mehr) meins: zu heiß und in die Sonne will ich auch nicht. Ich träume einfach von den Bergen - haha. Der Lauf ist mit seinen etwa 5 km nicht grad anspruchsvoll, aber wunderschön. Drei unterschiedliche Strände Besuche ich. Unser Hostel befindet sich oben auf einem Hang. Der anstrengende Teil ist daher nicht der Sandlauf - obwohl ich tatsächlich Muskelkater in den Fußsohlen habe - sondern der Lauf den Hang hinauf. Das brauchte es aber auch, ansonsten hätte es lediglich die Hitze ein bißchen anspruchsvoll gemacht.

    Die anderen aus unserem Rudel sind gerade am Strand, Schwimmen und Surfen, während ich mir hier den Wind um die Ohren brausen lasse. Es ist immer noch mächtig heiß, aber der Wind, der hier über das Gelände des Hostels fegt macht es ganz angenehm.

    Das Hostel, in dem wir nun die zweite Nacht verbracht haben ist sehr gechillt. Fast nur Deutsche sind hier im Moment, mit Ausnahme unserer Kanadier natürlich, 2 Schweden und einem Franzosen. Die Inhaber selbst kommen ursprünglich aus Freiburg. Sie haben hier ein wirklich tolles Hostel auf die Beine gestellt, mit Yoga-Plattform, unterschiedlichen Zimmern - wir schlafen in einem VW-Bus - kleiner Küche und Aufenthaltsbereich.

    Ein paar Tage können wir hier die Ruhe in den Hängematten genießen. In 2 Tagen reist der Großteil der Gruppe ab.
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  • Day283

    Playa Maderas and Playa Marsella

    June 8, 2015 in Nicaragua ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We drove into 2 smaller beaches north of San Juan del Sur. The drive on a motorbike through mud roads in a thunderstorm was quite tricky, but we were rewarded with beautiful and secluded beaches! Walking along the quiet beach and found octopus and eel in the shallow pot holes.Read more

  • Day116

    Rapture Surf Camp // Sunset Booze Cruise

    April 22, 2017 in Nicaragua ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    The surfcamp had a boat available for boat trips to a few surf spots further up the coast for a while now. But as this trip was only for more experienced surfers we figured we should offer another option to use the boat. So I used one of these days where I had to stay at the camp by myself to wait for new guests to make a poster for a "Sunset Booze Cruise". When the guests got back to the camp that day everybody wanted to join so we actually had to split up into two groups. I joined the first group with a few of the guys who had been at the camp for quite a while.
    The tour included free sangria (after my recipe which I had invented a few days before for a Sangria Night at the camp), beer and ceviche. So I prepared a cooler with all the stuff and Wade gave us a ride down to Playa Marsellas where the boat picked us up. The waves were wild that day so it wasn't the easiest task for the captain to come onto the beach with his boat but he managed and he took us out to the ocean safely. But now actually drinking the sangria wasn't the easiest task for us as we were jumping over the waves like crazy.
    We went up north along the coast and made a stop at a nice and secluded beach where we were almost all by ourselves except for one other fancy yacht (next to our small fishing boat).
    On the way back we convinced the captain to let us jump in the open ocean. The water was super clear out there!
    Unfortunately we (or our captain) didn't catch any fish while we were on the boat but the other group did the next day and they happily shared it with everybody (prepared by our kitchen).
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  • Day119

    Rapture Surf Camp // Horseback Ride

    April 25, 2017 in Nicaragua ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    As a present from everyone who stayed at the surfcamp for my birthday I got to go on a horseback ride on the beach for sunset. I picked a day when a few people from the camp were going as well.
    I told our guide I had some experience with horses and would like to have a horse "un poco mas rapido". His question was "un poco mas loco" tambien?
    When we got to the beach I understood what he was talking about. My horse really wanted to run! But this was what I was looking for. At some point Heikes horse started racing mine and from this moment on we had a lot of fun together racing down the beach while the others stayed behind. Even though I had been to the camp for a few weeks now I never went further down the beaches coming after Playa Maderas. So it was a nice way to explore them by horse now. We took a little break on the last bay watching the sun go down before heading back with a few more races for Heike and me.
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