Easy, Easy, Easy
The second of the ODI finals and if England could win this they'd win the Commonwealth Bank series, if not it would be a nailbiting decider on Tuesday. Another superb innings from Colly gave England a decent score to defend. It all started well and we took some early wickets to put the pressure on the Aussies. With a forecast of rain and Australia behind on the run rate Johno decided it would be a good idea to do the raindance. Indeed it worked, the skies opened and England had won the series, what a great turnaround.
Traffic Light Party
With Brado and Thommo having left we had some new room mates. One of them being young Frodo who we had met whilst he was working at Surf Camp. Being one of his first nights we thought we'd take him under our wing and show him a night out with the Essex boys.
As it was Valentines night there was a traffic light party down at Coco Mangos. What this basically meant was that everyone had to wear a colour in relation to their status. Red was "taken", Yellow was "could be tempted" and green was "easy." We all went out wearing green haha! We are single and travelling after all. Anyway it had no influence of the events during the night as we were more interested in getting ourselves drunk and Frodo as there was no way we could be getting home before him.
Fair play to him though as we all got home at the same time except that he was sensible and went to bed but again we stayed up and carried on until the very early hours of the morning. I think we even managed to pick up our fifth final warning from the management ... oops!
After failing to make it to our previously booked trip to Nimbin and apart form the beach and drinking we thought we'd have to at least do one trip from Byron Bay, after all we had been here for nearly two weeks! So we booked another trip to the Nimbin to get a taste of the laid back 'Green' village.
Nimbin basically is a product of the 1970?s hippy scene which still carries on that theme today. It was actually a lot smaller than what we had thought but there was no surprise walking down the street to get whiffs of incense, weed and body odour. Our first visit was to the Hemp Embassy where we had a rather interesting conversation with 'Chicken George' who's apparently quite famous in the area and still clearly an example of a marajuna lord.
We then had a walk around town and made our way to the museum to get away from the street sellers although we found it even worse inside. It was a very strange museum but gave you an insight of the weird and wonderful ways of life back in that hippy era. We found the best way to retreat was the pub before heading back on our bus to Byron but had enjoyed our experience.