The water is loverly, Surf's up !
We had a choice between Volcanoes or Beach. We both felt it was time to visit a beach.
It has taken us over three months to reach the Pacific, and it happened to be our 100th day on the road, so a birthday of sorts.
The beach is in the small coastal village of El Tunco in El Salvador, and had been recommended to us by both the motorbike dealer and the hostel owner in Guatemala City. It is laid back, has a brown volcanic sandy beach and is a surfers hangout.
As it was out of season the breakers were only 6 feet high (on average), they are a constant 12 feet in season.
When you are standing facing the beach with the water up to your neck one second and then only up to your waist the next, you know it is time to take a breath before being knocked over.
My previous experience of the Pacific in LA and San Fransisco is that it can be a touch on the cold side. Here it is warm, even in the morning and after sunset. Running in is a pleasure, no sudden shocks at around waist height.
After what seems like many months of mountains (except it was only a month ago we were in the Caribbean) seeing the Pacific was exhilarating, especially as it coincided with a well tarmaced, bendy but fast coast road on fresh run in tyres.Posted by Bruce Porter at December 17, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
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