Sand Surfing near 90 Miles Beach Part 1
At the northern end of 90 Miles Beach, we headed inland through a small creek. The bus stopped at the side of a big sand dune so that we could do some serious sand surfing. As the bus parked on the side of the creek, we had an uphill battle to the top of the sand dune. As in any sand environment, every yard gained as you go uphill is followed by a loss of a foot downhill. At least the sand was small as powder and as cool as the ground covered by shade. The reward from atop is worthwhile as you get a 360 degree view of the region. Not only that, once I caught my breath, I proceeded to go downhill. Instead of walking, I did some surfing - sand-surfing - using a bogie board and riding it head first. I went first on the group of 25. I ended up going all the way down to the creek, despite a slight correction when I nearly lost control. See, you used your feet to brake and steer so it can and does get complicated. In any case, it was awesome! The ride started down a semi-steep slope. Then, it slowed down on a flat segment before heading down one last slope. In the end, you reach the creek bellow. Less than a handful manage to reach the creek so I was glad I was one of them! It was such a rewarding experience that I went ahead and did the same slope twice! Again, I managed to reach the creek with no qualms.