I had the best night sleep. The beds at aussietel were so nice. All night there was a thunderstorm over head, loud claps of thunder and flashes of lightening. You could also hear the rain on the window. It was really cold in the dorm. I has to be up for the whale watching, so showered dressed in the warmest clothes I had. Once at reception they what for a phone call to say yes or no the trip is going ahead. Because of the weather, the sea was to rough, so it was cancelled... I was gutted, as that was really the only thing you can do in Coffs harbour. Once I was told the news, I just climbed back into bed. I didn't need to check out until 10. So I made the most of the comfortable bed.
I woke up and saw it was still raining. I really don't know what to do. I don't want to waste my day, but on the other hand I don't want to get soaked to the bone. My mate from Machester Daniel was meant to do the whale trip as well. In the end we walked to the island down by the harbour. There you are able to spot whales if there are any in sight. The rain had eased off. Not stopped. I out in my lovey rain mac (That is stinking, so I'm glad it's getting aired. It stinks because I never dryed it last time before putting it away!).
The island walk was really nice, the sea was really rough braking all around this island. Taking the footpath up and over the top you could see the mountains in the distance and the low laying clouds. Everything was grey, cold and wet. My first actually day of bad weather. Spending 15 minutes on the east side of the island I was trying to spot whales. At one point I really thought I saw one. But then it could have just been a wave in the distances. They are really hard to see in the choppy sea. I was started to free and the wind made it so much colder than it actually was. It was just before midday- and it was time to try the famous fish and ships. It's caught and brought straight to this shop on the harbour! Very fresh. It was amazing. The best fish and chips I've ever had. It was nice because I has it bread crumbed, not battered. I fed the seagulls with my left over ships and they went crazy. Before I knew it there was about 20 surrounding me!
The walk back to the hostel only took about 10 minutes past a small shopping centre and over the railway line crossing. The weather hadn't improved so when I got back to the hostel I just chilled out.
The day turned into a bit of a movie marathon. I would have loved to go back to bed but I had checked out. I'm on my second grey hound night bus from Coffs Harbour to Sydney! Yuk. The first movie we watched was the inbetweeners film. Very funny. I was watching with some others I'm not sure a German girl got most of it. She didn't laugh at a few bits. Then straight after Sherlook Holms went on. Easy watching... (Still raining outside). My bus wasn't leaving until 23:55 so I had a lot of time on my hands. Made a cheesy paster dish for dinner before watching the social network.
As the last film finished it was time to leave and get the free ride to the greyhound stop. There is nothing at this bus stop. It was dark, pissing with rain, cold, and I had to wait over an hour for the bus. I talked with a women at the bus stop who was waiting for a friend, after she left, I thought I kept hearing noises, I out my headphones in but didn't listen to music, just wanted it to look like I was..! All I wanted to do was sleep. At least I should be ok on the night bus. The flaming greyhound was 25 minutes late. So it's now after midnight.... Official the 28th June. You'll have to check out my next blog for the rest of my fun night bus to Sydney!