We saw the 'Big Prawn' on the way! Sconsey then told us he'd booked for 90 people (both coaches) to go to Cheeky Monkeys later for dinner. We got off at the transit centre and got our transfer to the hostel 'Backpackers Inn on the beach' which was 45 seconds walk to the beach! That evening we went to Cheeky Monkeys, had cheap meals with free drinks! We carried on drinking and there were games where people got on the stage and could win prizes. Late on, everyone was dancing on the benches and tables, and we were also on the stage for a bit as well. As it was so busy, I fell off a couple of times! When we left it was raining and we got lost trying to find our hostel!
Today we had a lie in and got up at lunchtime. In the afternoon we walked into town, first to Mojo Surf where I bought the photos of me from our lesson and then to Wicked Travel to use the internet. We changed our bus leaving Byron Bay but then there were problems with getting a room at the hostel for one of the nights and we thought we'd be sleeping on the beach! We walked to the nearby beach (Belongil beach) and relaxed there for a while. In the evening we went to the BBQ at the hostel which was nice. Later there was a fire entertainer to watch.
Got up early this morning as we had a few things to sort out (buses, hostels, trips, etc). After lunch, we went to the beach and relaxed for a couple of hours. Later on, we walked to the lighthouse at Cape Byron. It was a long walk which took about an hour and a half in the hot weather! Before reaching the lighthouse, we stood at the most Easterly point on Australian mainland. Later, we were drinking goon and were just about to leave the hostel when it started raining really hard, so we ended up drinking more. Then as we went to leave again, we ended up on the room nexts doors balcony drinking more! We ended up going to Cocomangas with them.
We got up at 8 this morning to see if we could have a room for tonight but they told us to check out at 10 and then see. We then had to pack our bags feeling really hungover. It was funny because Becky was trying to put her sleeping bag liner in its bag for ages whilst lying down on her bed! After checking out we waited in the TV room until 11 and then got told we had a room for the night. Yay, no sleeping on the beach! Went into our new room and slept for a few hours. After getting up we headed to Mojo Surf again and then to Global Gossip internet cafe. We then ended up going to Dominos to get pizza for dinner, they were so yummy!
Love from Fran....and Becky