Hi there! sorry for the late blog, but internet is so expensive and all we decided to wait til it was free so here we are!
WEDNESDAY: Left for the big Port M today and it felt so good to be getting out of the city! We really enjoyed Sydney but all those crowds and all just got too much. Our bus journey was only 6 hours and thankfully it went by very quickly :) On the way we stopped for breakfast (spinach and feta pie yum) and we arrived in Port at about 1pm. On the bus to the hostel (Port Macquarie Backpackers) we got chatting to 2 girls Emma (Scoootish) and Lara (Dutchie) and turns out they were in our room, hurrah more buddies! Hostel was bloody amazing. Only about 30 people there, not too far from town and had a very over-enthusiastic owner. He told us everything we need to know about Port and also told us he'd made a deal with Dominoes that lets us get any large pizza for $5. Brilliant! The 4 of us then headed off to the beach where we proceeded to fry before heading back via Liquorland to purchase copious amounts of goon in preparation for tonights party :D Party was interesting.... ended up at the only local club which a Fat Sams vibe to it and so promtly felt very at home in its sweaty walls :D
THURSDAY: Hello massive hang-over! Our room eventually rolled out of bed around mid-day and we headed off to do a bit of koala spotting at the little national park. Really lovely walk, where we saw thousands of fruit bats, quite a few spiders, the odd skink and a KOALA! Yay our first wild one! Good spot Toddy :) After this we then went to find the local koala hospital which was also a really nice place, although we did see a 'not-so-well' koala being bagged :( but the work they do here is brilliant! Went to the beach again, then went home via dominoes and spent the evening eating pizza and watching the biggest loser, ah can our lives get any better?!
FRIDAY: Lara and Emma left for Coffs today, but we shall re-group soon in Byron yay! Alas it rained pretty much all day so we didn't really do a lot. Took a look at the breakwall in Port which is covered in art-work of visitors past and is actually very pretty. We thought we spotted some dolphins, but turns out it was only a shark, boo. Ate fish and chips (without vinegar - whats that about?!) for tea along the sea front and then went to bed.
SATURDAY: Today we leave for Coffs Harbour! Took one final walk down in the Port where we finally saw some dolphins hooray! Arrived in Coffs at about 4pm and checked into our hostel (YHA). Not much going on here so we had a quick look around the shops, bought some noodles, got stared out of the kitchen and frowned at for daring to use a hob and then went and drank a couple of pints in the yocal hotel. Cue more staring. Hmmm. Went to bed :)
SUNDAY: Took a walk up mutton Bird Island and had a minor heart attack. Views over Coffs were beautiful even though it was pouring down, and we got to see a double rainbow :) LAyed on the beach for the half an hour of sun we got then went and got some grub. Very expensive but my gosh the best veggie burger i ever ate! Then took a 2km walk into town where we looked in a pet shop and then walked back. all in all, not a very exciting town, but perhaps because of the rain we didn't see it in it's best light! tomorrow we are off to Hippie land yayayayay!