I'd probably not have minded leaving La Serena on Boxing Day, but buses weren't running so we had another relaxing day. At nightfall I went out onto the beach and watched the sea for a while. The lights of Coquimbo shone down the coast, but I didn't feel a great urge to go there. I wanted to head up to the far north, to places I didn't go to on my last trip. Not feeling the La Serena vibe, I packed up ready to leave early the next morning.