Night at the Beach

On Friday night, we camped out on the beach on the island, Boca Chica. The guy who owns the hostal we’ve been staying at, Axl, owned the area and suggested we camp out. We started by taking a boat to the resort and climbed a bunch of stairs. That should have been the work out for the day. Maybe it would have been if I didn’t eat fries for lunch. Anyway, after lunch, we started our trip to our camping spot. Alonso, the guy who is dating one of Axl’s daughters, took us hiking for three hours. This was great fun, because we were all lugging around our camping gear in a rainforest which was dreadfully humid. So, again, mucho fun times! :) Then in April Fool’s Day fashion, Alonso then informed us we could have taken a boat to a part of the island which was just a ten minute hike from our camping location. April Fools! I was laughing a lot when we got on that boat. Alonso is one funny dude. Anyway, we boated to the island and trudged our way through the mud to get to the beach.

Boca Chica was crazy beautiful. We got there at about 6 pm which was the time of the sunset. It was gorgeous. We got the firewood and then went swimming in the water for an hour. That was the best ocean I have ever swam in. There were barely any waves and it was very calm. Plus, the water was basically the most perfect temperature. I would have stayed in all night, but we were informed that the animals that live in the water like to hunt all night. As much fun as being a snack is, we decided to get out of the water. We then sat around the fire for a while. For me, it was about all night.  Anyway, a lot of us were stargazing and we saw a shooting star! It was amazing! I had never seen one before! It looks like fireworks. Then, some people slept in the tents and the rest of us basically sat around the fire and JP tended the fire all night until like four in the morning when he was asleep. Four in the morning was not my favorite hour. One, I was the only one awake. Two, there were monkeys all around us who were hollering and yelling really loudly. We couldn’t even see them. Three, the tide was getting closer and closer to the fire. Then it was finally light out and we packed up our completely soiled and mildewed stuff and headed out to San Felix.

In conclusion, it was a very fun night. It was really cool sleeping (or not sleeping) on the beach and being able to see all of the stars. It was gorgeous and amazing weather.

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