So in Nicaragua when you want to repair something, barbed wire is your go to supply. Need a cotter pin, barbed wire. Need to tie something up, barbed wire. Need to plug a hole in your tire from barbed wire…rubber cement and barbed wire! In honor of the barbed wire theme and considering it was Antonette’s 41’st birthday yesterday a birthday cake was needed. Well you don’t run to Baskin Robins for 31 flavors of ice cream cake, nor do you order one from the local bakery. What I did do was find some old sweet breads, bananas, peanut butter and some condensed milk…hence Barbed Wire Bread Pudding. It was fantastic and we’ve been feeding on it like a swarm of sharks since last night. Topped with some vanilla ice cream and it might as well be a cure for cancer it’s in such demand.
So we finally surfed Puerto Sandino today…the spot that makes this home for me. It was absolutely, without a doubt, spectacular. Add in that there were only three of us out and more waves than we could catch, made it even better. A wayward shark in the lineup made it a bit more eerie, but we’re getting more comfy with the ubiquity of the sharks. As well you’re pretty far out to sea so lining up is a challenge. The wave is long…I mean really long, in fact you can catch about three or four before you’re all the way in side. Really fantastic and I can only imagine when it’s double overhead instead of head high it’s going to be a life changing experience.
We were so satisfied with our morning session we didn’t surf again today…we’re resting and getting chores done… finally built the “board room” to house the 40 plus surfboards we have on site. I hung some shelves and hangers for towels and stuff…hung the dartboard, put the ping pong table together…you know, the essentials. The camp is coming along great.
February 13 is the first day of school here and I have all the donations together to take to the school when it opens. I’m sure they will be pleased. I can’t wait to see the kids and I promise I’ll take some pictures for you all to see.
Alex is down with the pig! We’ll have to go back in a month or so when the piglets are closer to weening. I grown pig costs about $50 so we’re expecting a little cheaper for a piglet. I think we’re agreed her name will be Cena Natividad… we find it cute. We’re going to get a puppy as well so they can grow up together as we want to grow our “wolfpack” for home protection. If you question a pigs ability to protect, read my last post!
So it’s time to watch video and pic highlights from today…my love to you all…