I wish I could say that I have a great story for the photo below. Something like… “I was defending Stevie’s honor, there were only 4 of them, I had it under control until the 5th guy showed up”. There is no such story.
Unfortunately, for the second time in my life, I got my ass kicked by a fan. This time I was just lying on a hotel bed minding my own business. It was hot so I had the fan on high speed. The next thing I knew I was seeing stars and Stevie was screaming, “YOU’RE BLEEDING AGAIN”!
The fan fell directly on my head leaving a bad bump and a bloody gash on my nose. The cut was deep and I knew that I’d be out of the ocean for at least 3 weeks while it healed. That’s the only reason there were tears. The only one.
This was a complete sneak attack by the fan. What a chicken shit. In case you don’t know, fans never fight fair. I know this from past experience.
Electric Fan Lessons Learned To Date: 1) Don’t ever try to stop a moving fan with your bare hands, even for money. 2) Don’t ever lay directly underneath a fan that’s wobbling and making funny noises. 3) You can’t sue a hotel in South America for a fan attack… I mean accident.
These are pearls I’m giving you people. You’re welcome.
Anyway, without the ability to surf we lost our motivation to go to Lobitos. Instead we decided to bust the 10 hour drive back to Huanchaco and spend new years at our comfortable apartment.
Lost World Expedition headed into the mountains for a couple weeks so we made plans to regroup when they arrived in Huanchaco.
The drive back home was worth it. We decided to have a quiet new years alone. I downloaded a movie and Stevie cooked up our favorite dinner. We talked about our best and worst moments of 2011. And we talked about all our exciting plans for 2012.
As we move into 2012 we’d like to wish you all a happy new year! Out with the old, in with the new.
Feliz ano nuevo, TREE, STEVIE, KIKI