The next 2 weeks we spent on the beach, one of my most favorite places on earth. Our first stop was La Pedrera, a hippie village on the sea. While we were there we went to a ceramics school and made tons of beautiful things.
Long beach walks every day were both beautiful and relaxing. I love the sand between my toes and the sound of the waves. Sure I miss home, but when we have stops like this I am so grateful we are on this trip. After three fabulous days in town we left for a beach house two steps from the waves. It was a fantastic place to relax and take it all in. I spent hours sitting in a hammock enjoying the surrounding beauty. One of the nights at the house I made my parents a three course meal with vegetable soup, sautéed shrimp and spinach pasta, and durazno y naranja helado (peach and orange ice cream).
After our extraordinary stay in La Pedrera it was off to Punta del Diablo or so we thought… On the way we decided it would be nice to stretch our legs and take a look at some sea lions in a beach town that can only be reached by special trucks.
Because the sand dunes were huge and very rutted, the ride was insanely fun. The little village was full of vibrant beach shacks. We liked it there so much we decided to spend the night. We found a hostel with four bunk beds and went to explore the town. First stop the sea lions. We were flabbergasted by the size of one’s head. It was as big as a bear.
It was really odd because back in Santa Barbara the sea lions are a quarter of the size. We also climbed to the top of an old light house. The view from the top was amazing. Looking down onto all the colors of the town was awesome. We saw how the light house works with a large light bulb surrounded by little prisms that were reflecting the light for miles, later that night we actually got to see the light house in action. It was even cooler in a way to see it at night, now that we knew how it worked.
Before we left the next morning we went for a sunrise walk on the beach
and found enormous sand dunes along the way. It was so much fun going up
and down the dunes.
favorite way of going down was rolling, even though it did make me a
bit dizzy. We left on the awesome truck and continued north to Punta del
Diablo, our final beach village. We spent our days in Diablo enjoying
what time we had left on the beach. We actually got to go on more sand
dunes. This time it was like sledding. We sat on a piece of plastic and
slid down the sand that was hard because it had rained that day. We went
so fast. We are now heading to an Estancia in the countryside to ride
horses. I am sure it will be another great adventure!