June 24, 2011

El Salvador, part 4

Filed under: travel — Frederick Noble @ 3:50 pm Share RSS

El Salvador has beaches famous for surfing, and much of the country is relatively undeveloped. I hadn’t gotten more than ankle-deep in the Pacific before, so I was looking forward to the beach. A friend of the family invited us to his beach house so the clan piled into the bus and off we went.

Oh yeah. That’ll do.

beach house

beachTwo pools, countless hammocks, a staff working on lunch (including fresh ceviche), and rum-filled coconuts. I think I’ll be here for a while.

beach

After lounging most of the morning, I took a break for lunch. Papusas, yuca, rice with crispy pork bits – life is hard.

lunch

poolA dip in the pool, another drink, maybe a late lunch of fresh fish…

more food

The waves were pounding when we arrived but eventually the tide settled down and just about everyone took a short dip in the sea. Even with the tide out, the waves and current were kicking up the volcanic sand and rolling driftwood around, making swimming a less than peaceful experience. I got in up to my waist, only to be dragged under by the first wave to come along.

beach

That’s more like it.

boogie board

Sure, I could’ve played soccer with the guys, or put those boogie boards to their intended use, but that’s not my idea of vacation.

The sun began to sink so we decided to take a walk. There was a somewhat scummy little village of huts just up the beach and a fair amount of trash everywhere. However, it was all but forgotten once the sun set.

sunset
sunset

sunset

Of course, pictures don’t do it justic, but you’ll have to make due. That, or go to El Salvador yourself!

Next episode – a long bus ride to Santa Ana and an amazing lunch.

Next: part 5

Previous: part 3

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  1. Thanks for sharing the pics and stories. I doubt El Salvador will be a place I ever get to go to. So many other spots are higher on the adventure-list. But I do appreciate getting to travel vicariously… Love the shot of you with the Coconut-rum and the boogie boards, you look so obnoxious and happy. — Dale

    Comment by travelfables — June 26, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

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