01.12.2013 0 °C
I arrived @ WakeUp Hostel around 8am, by this time I had been travelling for what seemed like an eternity with no Alcohol, Food or Energy left in my system. But the mere sight of those Dirty Glass Doors were more than enough to throw my senses into a frenzy and once again I felt like Superman !!! As I pounced up to the reception desk I was confronted by a lovely Australian Women who then presided to tell me I couldn't check into my room until at least 10am which was shortly followed by what I have come to recognise as a spring shower! (But in your average Europeans eyes is more like a tropical storm) Immediately I sank back into my sunglasses & Thongs (Flip Flops) and felt like death again
The First couple of days went pretty much the same Doom & Gloom horrible weather, nothing particularly amazing to write home about. Although during this time i did meet my first travelling buddy which helped boost my spirits through the patchy arrival period, a chance meeting in the lift on the way back down from my drab & lonely 8 person dorm room. Which then turned into two lost Brits braving the Tropical Tsunami in search of brighter pastures only to get lost & retire for a cup of English Breakfast accompanied by a muffin in the café downstairs.
(Don't Worry Though This Story Isn't All Doom & Gloom)
Hello Sunny Sydney
Day 3, The Day of The Boat Trip...... & it seriously couldn't have come quick enough Sun, Sand, Beer & BBQ with a couple of beautiful views thrown in for free.........
Finally the realisation of Sydney began to beckon on me, the sights seemed more visceral, the sun brighter & the water more flawless than any other place half the world away. sailing round the harbour was to put it lightly Simply Awesome!!!
The boat took a route around the bay & along side The Royal Botanic Gardens offering a complete different perspective of the bustling metropolis. Amazingly after what seemed like only minutes later we dropped anchor looking out onto a picture perfect beach without even a single footprint laid upon it, suggesting civilisation hadn't reached this piece of paradise yet.
Moments later the peaceful solitude the beach offered to no one but birds & trees was harshly interrupted by Hard-core Dance Music, Drinking Songs & Countless Bags of Goon (really really cheap wine in a bag). This was most defiantly The Cream Of The Crop, The Connoisseurs Of Party, The Settlers Returning Home To Celebrate & most defiantly the exact thing this beach had been missing.
Everyone jumped from the boat in the most elaborate way possible before swimming the short distance eager to put the first footprints on this new found land.
The boat had a BBQ attached to its stern which would feed 38 people, a feet of engineering genius & also the greatest alarm clock in the world, if it hadn't been for that BBQ i would have quite happily stayed on that beach all day. After the food the party continued, the sun kept shinning & the flight was nothing but a distant memory. A Truly Great Day !
Next Stop Base Camp !!!