La Serena appears to have a lot more going on. After checking into our hostel, we booked a tour 2 damas island. We heard that you can see penguins, sea lions and whales so we were really excited. The tour delivered all those things and more. We saw the Humboldt penguin and lots of baby chicks. A family of sea lions and a huge alpha male which was so big. We even saw whales which was really rare, they were fin whales or shark whales because of their Shark fin. That was very exciting perhaps even more than the penguins. We had another amazing fish lunch, being by the sea has its advantages.
We fancied some home comfort so we decided that we would go out and get some pizza and then go to the cinema, we saw the hunger games and it was in English with Spanish subtitles, which was a massive benefit.
We went surfing and the water in the pacific was freezing but we soon warmed up and began the task of trying to stand up on a surf board. It was really cloudy so we thought we would be ok without suncream, and again we got burnt but this time on our faces. After surfing we got lunch and then did a bit of window shopping in the town. We are too poor to buy anything except food that isn't bread.
Now we are off to Valparaiso. More wine country.