Leaving the big city of Lima behind on another night bus and we were ready for some quality time by the sea....
From Trujillo it was only a short ride to the sleepy beach resort of Huanchaco (of Mochica origins) we stayed in a lovely little house with views out over the sea and the sound of crashing waves to lull us to sleep every night.
Whilst Bee spent five days at Surf school, Tim was out catching his own waves after only three lessons.
Paddle, paddle, paddle, ARRIBE! ........or so it was meant to go, often for mere moments before crashing back down under the waves. The waters were refreshing, not unlike being in the sea in the UK and there were a fair number of large jellyfish "mal agua" to be avoided, especially when Chicho our instructor liked placing particularly large specimens on the front of Bee's surf board to the sound of squeals! See a video of Bee's lesson here http://tinyurl.com/kuxr5j3
We dragged ourselves away from the surf to visit the nearby Chan Chan archaeological UNESCO World Heritage Site. Which is the largest adobe city in the world, built around AD 850 and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Empire in AD 1470. It was the imperial capital where 30,000 people lived.
There wasn't much else to do in Huanchaco other than watch the skilled Caballito de totora fishermen, go out in their reed boats as they had done since pre-Inca times and eat lots of ceviche, seafood and delicate "anticuchos de corazon" (heart kebabs).