We left Byron Bay this morning, but if we didn't have accommdation booked we would have stayed longer, we loved it so much and made some good friends there, so it was quiet sad to leave. In total we stayed there for six nights. We have now crossed the border over to Queensland and there is an hours time difference compared to New South Wales, and are now only 10 hours infront on England. This Country is huge. New South Wales alone is gigantic, compared to England, Scotland and Wales put together. Our hostel was called "Backpackers Inn On The Beach" and it was the biggest one we have stayed in so far. We was in a 5 bed dorm, with and English guy called David, and some different people, from Cheq Republic, Slyvacia and Brazil, but didn't see much of them. it was one big party hostel, which made it fun. We arrived on the night so sat outside with some drinks and met two Danish lads called Henrik and Luke. We went down to the beach to drink more as we had to leave the hostel by 11pm, and was joined by about 50 other people from our hostel, who had collected wood and knew a "man scout" who was very serious about lighting fires. We sat around the fire with the guitar and had a real good night singing away.
As we was right next to the beach, we spent the next day sunbathing with David and cooked some fish and meat kebabs on the BBQ on the night.
The waves at Byron was good and with it being hot we spent a lot of time in the sea, bodybording and catching the waves, although I had to give that game up because the sea was too rough and my bikini bottoms ended up around my ankles and nearly lost in the ocean. Ha! Luckily the lads behind me didn't see.
Wednesday was sangria night, all you can drink for 5 bucks, that night got messy! That day we also came back to our hostel to find a note on our door from Keith and Logan, who had tracked us down! Ha! Bless them!
The next day we met, clare, Laura and Sarah, from Portsmouth and Leeds and hung out with them, Henrik, Luke and David for most of the time in Byron.
Friday was Australia Day, we all went on a bike ride up to the lighthouse. We are so unfit, it is pathetic! We didn't even make the lighthouse, or the most easternly point of Australia! The hills nearly killed us, Loz nearly fainted as it was that hot and had to sat on the floor and I got off my bike and slipped over a rock and the stupid bike (that didn't have working brakes or pedal backwards) fell on top of me, spraining my hand and cutting my foot! We admitted defeat and headed back to the pub, where there was a free BBQ and a free Australian flag with every four drinks, but that was no problem for us, we had one each. I wore my Union Jack bikini top and an Australian flag. Australia day was fun and included lots of drinking right through till the night. We played drinking games with everyone. Tess an Aussie girl (who only washed her hair once every three weeks) managed to drink 4 ltrs of Goon (cheap wine) and ended up in Nimbim and Hitched Hicked home!)). Anyway, Tess and another Danish lad called Christian, also joined in and we now know a few Danish words too!
We planned to have a quiet night last night, but there was live entertainment on and we ended up being the loudest table going. Very fun place, Byron has being one of the best so far, highly recomended! Coccomangoes, Cheeky Monkeys and the nacho shop, where our favourite places!
We are now at Surfers Paradise, in quiet a big hostel, we are watching "40 year old virgin" on a plasma TV, (bigger than yours Ben) and are going for a free meal and drin at the pub later on.
Still not seen any dangerous or big spiders, but there was a deadly snake in the road the other day and also drove by a bush fire. With seeing wild Kangaroos too, it feels like proper Australia! We just need to eat Crocodile and kangaroo before our Ox experience ends, then it will feel complete! Ha!