Where did 2012 go... Actually the last two years have been such a blur its hard to remember what happened in which country and when it happened! With transcendence film shows all wrapped up and Malaria all over I boarded a plane to get away for a while. I left the kayak gear in the shed at Nick and Harmonys and swapped it out for a some surf gear. Nicaragua was the destination of choice following a successful trip there in 2007.
|-The deck at Tres Hermanos|
San Juan Del Sur but more specifically Playa Maderas was my first stop and within 24hrs of leaving Cali I was paddling out to catch my first waves. I had rented a room at a hostel run by 3 brothers aptly named Hostel Los Tres Hermanos which was as close to the beach as you can get! The sand literally flows inside.
|-My room - Bed for me, bed for gear, bed for surfboard!|
|-Whales passing by Maderas|
|-Didnt make it under this one...|
For the first week or so I woke up, paddled out, surfed for a few hours, came back in, ate, drunk fruit smoothies, took photos, slept and repeated the process day in and day out. At the start the waves were a little on the small side but every day it seemed to get better and better. Over the week I met a dude called Eliya and his girl Anile and made a trip North to Popoyo which was mad!
|-Eliya and Anile|
|-Nice right at Popoyo|
The waves break on a shallow reef which on the first day were a little much for me but the next day I had a great time out there.
|-Swamp kayaking and bird watching|
|-White bird in flight|
|-Paddling back to Hacienda Merida|
Super nice island lots of cool things to see. After Ometepe I headed to Costa Rica to meet up with Cova, Aline and Albert for some rafting and drinking in the Caribbean.
|-Me on a nice left|
|-One of the locals|
Cant wait to go back to Central America!!
Cheers everyone I met along the way!
|-Fishermen on Lake Nicaragua|
|-Big Bird flying above Maderas|
|-Little Bird flying above Lake Nicaragua|
|-Chicken Bus makes its way round Volcan Maderas|
|-Nev at Maderas|
|-Cafe Revolucion boys|
|-Standard Maderas sunset|
|-What a way to end the day|