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Thursday 3rd February 2011 – Newcastle, Australia
It had been a long night last night due to the humidity again, and I didn’t sleep too well. I had been the target of a mosquito onslaught as well, and bore the scars this morning. I had my breakfast and once again decided on going to the beach.
It was very windy this morning, I guess due to the cyclone they had experienced up the coast. The air was hot and the wind blasted the hot air onto your face at every opportunity. It was good to be in the sea today as the wind was relentless, but the water so cool. The weather had also given the ocean a meaner look, and the waves were crashing in with more venom today.
After being thrown about somewhat by the angry sea, I headed back to the hostel to meet Katie again. Today we wanted to go to the lighthouse. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but the wind was telling us that perhaps today wasn’t the best of days to be doing so. The wind was hot and extremely uncomfortable. We could barely hear each other speak, and the sand was scraping away at our skin as we walked, but it was no good. We didn’t make it to the lighthouse, but instead came back and had an ice cream in the shade, guarded against the wind and the sun.
The sea was the only real option today, and we spent most of the rest of the day there, cooling off and body surfing. It was a little too windy to be sitting on the beach, but it was nice in the sea. The rest of the afternoon was spent at the hostel, and we also went out for another night out organised by the hostel.
Tonight was barbecue sausage and salad night, as well as a quiz, and it was quite good fun. The food was nice at any rate, but we had to queue for a while to receive it. Listen to me complaining about having to queue for food!
The quiz was a little samey, and quite boring, so a few of us headed back to the hostel to see out the evening. We watched Hancock, which I think is quite a good film, even though I have seen it already. Somebody hinted at getting the monopoly game out again, but after yesterday’s fiasco, the decision was a very positive NO!
I felt a little burnt today from the hot wind. Hopefully tomorrow would be better.
Written by Daniel Stevens,
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