After a heavy night out in Cairns we caught the Greyhound to Mission Beach where we stayed at Scottys. When we arrived we headed straight for the beach for a snooze in the sun. The skydivers land right on the beach next to after their jumps, was really cool to watch them circling their way down onto the beach. We also went on a little hike to look for cassowaries but we didn't find any, was good exercise though! Later, we cooked dinner back at the hostel and met a French guy called Pierre and a Finnish guy called Antti who were sharing our dorm. We sat and played cards with them but had an early night as we were still quite hungover. There were also two other lads in our dorm, Chris from Gloucester and a chavvy boy from London.
The next morning we were woken up so early. It was definately the noisiest hostel we'd stayed in so far - thank god for earplugs! Someone was hammering away fitting a skylight into the roof or something - it was all very unneccesary at that time in the morning! We made some arrangements for buses and accomodation and then went on a 2 hour walk down the beach to a really posh hotel. We swam in their gorgeous pool and there was a wicked view down over the beach. After such a tiring day we went back to the hostel for the weekly A-Z party. This week was the letter "d". Em and I made our costumes from bin liners - we've had plenty of training for making budget costumes from uni days so we were well prepared! We cut out lots of white dots and... can you guess?... we went to the party as dominoes!!! Simple but effective!! And would you believe it? We won the fancy dress competition!! Yay! Was quality! Then we all got very drunk to celebrate and both ended up being thrown in the pool very late! Was a really fun night and we had a really good group of people. We all left the next day to head for our next stop, Townsville.