I love Pichiliemu

Trip Start Sep 22, 2006
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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Ah Pichilemu. Yet another place to add to my favourites list.

So we got dropped off in Pichilemu at about midnight. I was sleeping soundly when some guy pokes me and says ´Pichilemu´. The bus stops and drops us in the middle of nowhere. Still half asleep we stand there scratching our heads. We walk down and discover the tiny main street. We ask the cab driver to drive us to a hostel run by some aussie dude. (We found the phamplet in our last hostel and it looked like a good option.) We get to this house, which was only half built and some drunk Aussie guy comes out scrathing himself. We got straight back in the cab. The Aussie guy was saying ´atleast come look around´. We were like ´no thanks, we wanted somewhere closer to town´. (The town is only a couple of blocks big.) The taxi driver thought we were hilarious.

We spent our first day walking around the town and the beach. We walked right to the end of one beach and got to all these sharp rocks. Billie wanted to stay and chill at the beach so I walked off alone. I met 2 dogs along the way. Since Peru I have been scared of dogs(I didnt get a rabbies shot). so I was trying to shoo them away but they followed me for ages. They then followed Bil´s and I for the rest of the day. We called them both Sally. Long story but when we were in Peru everyone was saying ´salir´ (leave) to the dogs. I was like why are all the dogs called Sally here. Anyway I have been paid out about it since and every dog has been nicknamed Sally.

The next day we found a sweet little surf school to hire some boards from. We spent the day getting smashed by the waves. I have never seen anything like it. Not only are people surfing into the shore, but back out to the ocean. The waves come forwards and backwards. The waves were massive and loco!!! Some dude ran over me with his board and poor Bil´s got to surf upsdie down for a bit with her legs flying around in the air!

Elvis Who owns the surf school ´Manzana 54´ invited us back to his house for a BBQ. It was wicked. The BBQ was just a fire with a grill over it. As the night went on, more people came. There was also a guy there who was making a movie about Elvis, as he is like a surf legend in Pichilemu.


We also went up to Punto de Lobos. This place is wicked. The waves are so loud. You can hear them roaring from miles away. We tried hitching up there, but were not too successful. So we ended up spending an hour or so walking there. Although we did manage to get a ride back to Pichilemu in the back of a ute.
 
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