I made it!! Had a bit of a result on the flight out here. I asked if they had any free upgrades, she laughed....apparently not then! However I did get 3 seats to myself next to the window! Cant ask more than that on a long haul flight!
Unfortunatley I arrived in Florida in the middle of a tropical storm. Not quite what I had envisaged but at least it was still warm. The hostel is quiet and only about 2 blocks from the beach (thats american for streets). Have met some nice people already and Clearwater Beach itself if quite small and has a nice feel to it so I feel quite comfortable here. Unfortunately when I arrived it turned out my English phone doesnt work over here. As Clearwater Beach is mainly cafe's and surf shops I needed to get down town to get a new phone. I took a deep breath and got on "the Jolley Trolley" to head for the main bus terminal in Downtown Clearwater, where I then caught another bus to Walmart. I did all this without the aid of a safety net!!
It seems that my accent is encouraging alot of people to talk to me including a couple of very happy and friendly tramps type people!! They seemed very excited about the fun I was going to have in Walmart. I think its over rated.
Anyway the sun has come out today and it is lovely here. I have been for a walk this morning and I think I am going to accompany a couple of the others to the beach this afternoon. No pictures yet but I have seen a real live Pelican.
E-mail me if you want my new mobile number.