Nat and Beck Go Large!
We went to the transit centre in Surfers to get our Greyhound to Byron Bay, we casually postioned ourselves on a bench with a good view of the desk where Nat's future husband works but it was his day off - very disapointed! Took us about 2 hours to get here, we got picked up by the hostel mini bus and went to check in. Our room is a 9 bed dorm, and realised as soon as we walked in that we were going to sharing with 7 boys by the mass of gruds on the floor. Wasn't too smelly though - which is nice! We were making some lunch and realised we'd left some stuff in the room so popped back to pick it up and nearly fell over when I saw we were sharing a room with Little Si!! (For those of you who don't know who he is, its a bloke I shared a flat with in first year of uni!! Off all the smelly backpacker joints in all the world, you had to walk into this one!) Couldn't believe it - didn't even know he was over here. Needless to say, had a quiet word about the gruds sitch and it was soon remedied. He's away with 5 of his mates they've been travelling up the coast in a scooby doo van. Seriously, three out of 6 of them are engineers and so far they've struggled with dodgey smokey exhaust and are on the hunt today for tools to fix a flat tire - they're going to have to put their heads together on that one (according to them you need a jack and twisty thing for unscrewing stuff) - maybe Nat and I will point them in the right direction! God bless them though - they do try! Its like the old days at feeding time, spag bol and chicken noodles with baked beans all round. However they've managed to lose their plates now so they'll probably be eating out of pans for the next couple of months. The morning sun creaming ritual had Nat and I doubled over laughing our bums off. Only messin Si, you're very cool surf dudes really! So we've been here two days now. The first night we invested heavily in box of pink wine - mmmmmmm rose! We were going to go out, but by the time we were shaking the dregs into our little plastic beakers, hand to eye coordination was so far gone we'd have ended up lookin like clowns if we'd have attempted to get ready. Sab, one of the boys we're sharing with, snores like a train (honestly he puts me to shame!) so sleep was a little interupted. Yesterday tried to go to the beach but ended up in bed for most of the day while Nat topped up her tan. Last night was sangria night in the hostel - BIG MISTAKE, HUGE! Two hours of sangria for $5 - bargain! We were convinced at first there was no alcohol in it 'cos it tasted like juice - but thinking back maybe there was just a bit. There was live entertainment - one grown up fire thrower with teflon coated dreadlocks and one little boy fire thrower called Darius Moon (we're sure his name was Dave Smith but he was trying to be cool). Natalie was having a fit to the tune of 'Are there no responsible adults any more, surely that child shouldn't be allowed to swing burning chains around his head in the name of entertainment!' We managed to get ourselves ready and go out to a bar, and then went and sat on the beach infront of our hostel before we retired! Funnily enough, didn't hear Sab snore at all last night! This morning Natalie saved my life with two rounds of toast - seriously it was touch and go for a while but I pulled it together in the end. Its Australia day today, apparently you have to go out and drunk on Australia day, but you know us, we don't really go in for that sort of thing.... cough cough. Going back to make copious amounts of tuna pasta now, thats after we have fish and chips from Jimmy's. God bless carbs and god bless Oz for having chippies! Love you lots Beck and Nat xxx