So having not had battery and being unable to write my blog, I can't really remember all the stuff that's been going on over the last few days.
Its the 23rd now, and I am trying to cover the last few days. I stayed the night in Yamba at the beach front carpark and surfed it early the next morning. I didn't have a great sleep as I was a bit worried about being busted by Rangers, but I couldn't find anywhere down a side street as they were all wealthy resorts and no cars parked on the road. Unfortunately over night the swell had dropped to just a couple of feet, so it was more of a shore break than anything.
After a pretty short surf I went and walked round the headland, which was pretty cool as there were lots of Dolphins about to watch. Then I went off exploring a bit on the skateboard, and was ready to go on to the next place about 10:30am.
That next place was Spot X! It was about an hour and a half drive, so got there about lunch time. It was so strange driving into the camp in my own car, especially as the place was so quiet.
Literally no one was around, so I went and checked the 'surf' at Arrawarra and Mulawarra. Arrawarra was literally like a lake, there was barely a ripple. Then I walked over the headland and Mulawarra was about 1ft.
Just as I was walking back into the camp Dan and Daveo rolled in from a surf down at Shellys, with one of the other guys who came in after I left called Jordan. It was soo good to see them, I just sat around on the grass catching up for ages. Then Bonnie and Ruby appeared, and I went round saying hello to Linton and Kev etc. Although most the people have obviously changed, it was a lot like coming home. I was quite funny how long it took for people to recognise me with dreads too.
As there were no waves I basically spent the day chilling around and catching up with everyone, which was so cool to see what they have been up to and telling them about the farming and stuff.
Charlie arrived back later in the afternoon from a trip back from Sydney, so it was obviously brilliant to catch up with him, and we just went and had a beer on the beach and chatted like old women.
I went and spoke to the night manager, and wangled myself and free meal which was sweeet, then spent the evening having some beers with the new crew on GHQ balcony. I don't know if it was coming back to somewhere so familiar, or if I have changed in the time I have been up the coast, but I seem to be more confident meeting all the new people here which is great! They are a really nice bunch and I seemed to fit in just like before..
Having all had some beers we all crashed about 11/12pm which is pretty tame for camp, but everyone was like a zombie so called it a night. So I didn't have to sleep in the car I crashed with Ruby, which was sweet as the wind and last night was mental and it rained a bit too. Plus it's the 1st time I have had a real bed for a couple of weeks.
(Photo - another skateboard photo)