We got up early to Skype Caitlyn, and then visited the farmer's market on today. As you may have expected, the stalls were selling quite hippy foods like mixed sprout salads, tempeh and we tried some of the cocao balls. I liked the sound of the macadamia and cacao spread, but didn't feel it was worth the $8 for a jar. We had a look round some of the shops, and then had a fleeting visit to the beach (I think it was 8 minutes maximum) before we retrieved our bags and headed to the bus stop.
The guy at Tweed Heads information centre suggested we walked to the lighthouse and have a coffee in a cafe there, but given that we weren't allowed to leave our rucksacks there, we didn't think walking for an hour to get there would be easy, so just settled for the beach. We both brought some falafels, pita and dip to eat for dinner, but of course (we still haven't learnt our lesson) Qantas gave us dinner later on (although it was chicken so Alice couldn't eat hers). The views of Sydney from up above were beautiful (we had two separate flights via there) with all the lights of the city, but we didn't see much of the full moon that the lady next to Alice was excited about seeing from a plane. Whilst waiting in Sydney for the next flight we saw several adverts telling us that Qantas always gives you either a meal or a snack with every fare (the next flight we got a snack box containing nachos, salsa and an apple shortbread type thing), so at least we know now, although I don't know how many flights we'll have with them now.
Once we had landed in Melbourne and collected our bags, we tried to find the 'dark alley' Rachel had said her and Lee had slept in, but had to settle for a cafe- the main waiting area was a bit too bright and noisy. There was another man asleep on the chairs in the cafe, but we slept on the floor. It was quite hard and uncomfortable but we were out the way until two ladies told us to move when they started opening it in the morning. We then moved on to the main area, the seats being an absolute godsend after the hard floor, and managed an hour or so extra of sleep. We both felt fairly well rested considering.