Living, laughing, loving

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Our bedroom

Over the past two weeks I’ve shared a room with three other people that I didn’t know before coming here to the surf camp in Ericeira in Portugal.
In the house we’re staying with about 16 more people and some of them left last weekend, and some new moved in.

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My wardrobe

We have all spent time together; surfing, eating, sun bathing, partying, talking, shopping, reading, listening to music and playing.

It’s so much fun, and it’s been a long time, if ever, since I laughed this much. This morning I woke up laughing, last night we went to bed laughing and telling stories.

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Our schedule

Some of us at camp came here on our own, hoping to meet new friends and being part of the group. Some came together with their partner or friends. All of us hang out together, and to me it feels like a great way to travel. I have been very lucky with my room mates and felt comfortable from the start.

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Puzzle at camp

Anders and I haven’t met in two weeks (he’s been to Sicily, then back in Sweden and now on the Greek island Corfu), it’s worked out very well for the both of us,  and we’ll meet up in France about a week from now.

Even though I am going to meet friends in France already on Monday, I surely will miss my room mates from camp after leaving tomorrow.
Today I enjoy a day of sun, laughs, friendship, life and loving every little part of it.

//Wivan

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First surf lesson

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Happy after surfing

First day of surf school is over, and I long for tomorrow’s class. Today we had a short introduction in the morning, then it was a more practical part and hand-out of wet suits and boards after lunch.

No pictures from surfing today, I kept the phone away from the beach.

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Cold coffee in the late sun

The lesson started on the beach with some warm-up, basic moves on the board and then we did the same moves out in the water with help from the instructors.

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Tomorrow's schedule

Tomorrow will be early breakfast and morning surf. Looking forward to that!

//Wivan, still liking water and sunshine

Ready…?

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Ericeira beach

So, I arrived in Lisbon and got on the bus to get to the camp I’ll be staying at the coming two weeks.

Sunshine, warm winds and the Atlantic. It’s wonderful to be back in Portugal, though this is main land, not the Azores. But they say hello in the same way, they have Azore-style tuna and well, it’s nice.

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Some hours at the beach

There’s people checking in all day, and there’s still three beds left in “my” room. Let me tell you it’s somewhat a challenge to come to a place like this on your own when several other persons come here together. My former “lonely school girl” gets a chance to step up, relax and know that everything is ok, she’s perfectly ok and accepted.

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Beach girl

After seeing some surfing today, I have started to wonder if I am really ready for this camp. Two weeks of surfing… It’s going to be rough at times. And fun!

Will keep you posted!
//Wivan

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Camp site