im in the beautiful byron bay now and its lovely! 3 days here altogether and today is our last day. on the first day when we got here we sat aroudn the pool and sunbathed and had a swim while we waited for our room to be ready and then we had a mammoth trip to woolworths which is the main supemarket in oz and did our shopping for the week, we are getting very good at budgeting now! we went out on monday night to a place called cheeky monkeys which is well cheesy and tacky haha but cheap food and drinks and there was a game of strip musical chairs haha madness (i was not taking part by the way haha)
then yesterday it was a bit rainy which was mad cos monday and today is roasting and not a cloud in the sky. the weather is as unpredictable as england haha. when the rain had gone off a bit we hired some bikes from the hostel and went on a big bike ride and then walked up to this lighthouse which is the most easterly point of the australian mainland which is pretty cool. we sat there watching the sea for a while and soon noticed that there were loads of whales playing round the rocks!! we could see them really clearly and they were puffing water into the air and twirling and jumping in thw water! it was very special and we were so excited we were screaming we couldnt belive it haha you can go whale watching here but its expensive and we got to see loads close up for free!! we were really tired when we got back so we made some tea and curled up in the tv room and watched a film called disturbia, bit scary but i braved it and no nightmares haha
today its boiling so we headed down to the beach, i had to buy a new beach towel cos i left my thailand one on a ferry haha oops we took a packed lunch and everything haha we are like mums these days so we dont have to buy stuff while we r out haha ham sarnies, very nice. bought a small didgeridoo today aswell haha best.
so we are having pasta and wine and chilling on the balcony of the hostel tonight and then we are off to surfers paradise at 12 tomorrow, couple of hours on a bus and we will be at our next destination!
oh yeh we also booked some awesome things yesterday! we booked our fraser island trip and our whitsundays trip!! for those of you who havnt been to oz ill give ya a brief outline of what thes are:
fraser island: a huge sand island you have to get a ferry over to and then you hire a 4x4 and camping gear and about 8 of you go in each and you have nominated drivers (im defo gonna try do some driving) and you explore the island for 2 days and 2 nights and pitch up at night and cook your food etc and its like a little adventure! it looks awesome so we have booked and paid for that and we should arrive there in a aweek or so.
whitsundays: these are 74 gorgeous islands off the east coast and there are lots of boats that you can get on and sail around for a coupld of days so we have booked ourselves on a boat for 24 people and we have 2 dyas and 2 nights to sail aournd and we sleep on the boat and everything! all our meals and gear is provided and we gp snorkelling and swimming in the sea and party on the boat at night. should be good! should be there in about 2 and a half weeks-ish!
anyways its tea time here so im off to make carbonara! haha
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