With 5 days here and not much to do but flop on the beach the next few posts might be a bit short. We have a tour of the sand dunes in our sights and not much else. I might devote my writing energy to typing up a best-selling novel. The only other activity here seems to be kitesurfing (only!? I can here the cry from New York all the way here - you know who you are). Apparently there has been no wind for 4 days (kitesurfer-speak for "no gale-force winds") but today it picked up and the sea is full of them.
Lesson learnt today: when we travel we usually wear our mountain shoes to use up less space in our backpacks (tying them to the outside is not an option for planes, and annoying for buses); on sleeper buses this is a pain as they make you take them off, so getting on and off the bus is a hassle - it's better to wear flip-flops.