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Hanging Ten!

El Salvador, Playa El Zonte!

sunny 30 °C

Technically I'm no where near El Zonte... nor even in El Salvador... but that is besides the point. So, we left San Salvador in favour of the beach life, which suits the three of us quite well... there are no complaints about endless beaches, palms, and awesome point breaks. We headed to El Zonte ( pronounced sonte ) to learn us some surfing skills. We arrived to hear that the breaks were much to large for us to learn in, as was the next day, finally we got out for our first leasson. We all got up and were "surfing" in white water.. which is basically just the small broken waves close to shore. We were all stoked for our next lesson, so the next day we went out to practice what we had learned. We got out there and leigh discovered that he was missing a fin.. bummer, because they are expensive to replace. Craig and I stayed out for about an hour, and then headed in because the mid-day heat is terrible on white skin. At four that same day was to be our second lesson, but Alex.. the owner of the "resort" we were staying at and our surfing teacher, got a nasty ear infection and had to go to San Salvador to see a doctor. We didn't get our next lesson for another two days, which was simply learning how to turn and then practicing. That day we were to continue into real waves and try catching them, but Alex randomly went back to San Salvador. So, we did spend some solid hours getting the training, but we never got to try it on real waves... BUT, we have nicuragua, costa rica, panama, ecuador and peru.. which all have amazing breaks... I'm sure we'll spend some more time amongst the breaks again. Our time In El Zonte was awesome, we got a damn nice tan, learned some surfing basics.. got some seriously cool shells... got to see an amazing sunset out last night.. and spent countless hours in the surf, just swimming in the waves. I got some nice pictures of some locals surfing and of some beach art I sculpted outta the sand.

So, now we are on our way to Copain ruins in Honduras. We are spending the night here in Nueve Ocotopeque, and tomorrow heading for Copan, staying there two nights, seeing the ruins and some other attractions in the area. We then head out to the Bay Islands for three nights, do some more snorkelling... work a lñittle harder on our tans.. and maybe hike a trail or two. Next, we plan to head into the mountains to a small off the beaten track town for two nights, then hopfully onto Nicuragua the next day.

All is well with the three amigos,

we all miss home a little, but were having fun down here.

I miss you guys, were definatly going to have a huge "get together".. or "round" if you will when we get home,

happy trails,


P.S.: All you Hosers that are reading this and not leaving anything for us to read need to TAKE OFF EH! and to dang well write a comment... the parents are definatly winning in that respect... common show some love!

Posted by Nomad18 13:54 Archived in El Salvador Tagged backpacking

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Hi 3 amigos,
Good to get caught up again on the blog. Able to count on Ryan to fill in the holes in the itinery.
Sounds like your having a great time. Our thoughts are with you
Steve and Kathy.

by sbryan

My sincere apologies Ryan (and boys) about never commenting on the blog because I am sure you all miss me a lot! Sounds like you're having a fantastic time, and having quite the adventure. Look forward to hearing more stories...

ps. how soon after do you want this welcome home round?

by ciaram

So wonderful to finally hear from you 3 amigos! I'm thrilled to read that you guys got in some surfing as planned and other fun adventures. As Kathy and Steve noted, thanks for filling in the blanks about the itinerary. I will be thinking of you at the Copan site, make sure you go in the tunnels Ryan 'cause Dad will want to hear about it for sure. We were just looking at our pics of Guatamala and Copan the other night. Hope the 'surfing' at the Bay islands is great. We are now following your journey on a map we have posted in the computer room.
Sooo great hearing from you all. Much love and hugs, Mom and Dad xoxoxox. P.S. Aunt Pat and Uncle Jack have been checking your travels, we encouraged them to comment!!

by coribel

Hi Guys
I've been following your trip on my C.A.A. map that I got especially for this occasion. I'm enjoying every step of your journey and feel as though I'm right there with you. I even have a hang over from your beer. I'm looking forward to your next entry. Travel safely
Love your Papa

by yorpapa

ha ha, sorry about not commenting... I havent actually been reading your blog...Just kidding! honestly, you guys could write a novel with all these updates, its all I can do to keep up! hey, its supposed to get up to like 16 degrees celcius here next week, its gettin warm! lol


by superjames

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