from Denham, we drove up the coast to a place called coral bay. the hostel was clean, tidy and had more rules than any other place i have ever been. not that that stopped, the now 10 strong, party people group. 1st day consisted of all of us finding our way around and getting to meet new people and some old 1's we hadn't seen for a while. while we were there we went snorkeling on the ningalu reef, quad biking, long walks along the beach, drinking lots on the beach and standing in shallows while sharks swam around me. i didn't think much of nigalu reef, it was mostly hard corals and now i have been on the barrier reef i think even less of it. quad biking was great fun but still tooooo many rules for me. i got told off for wheel spinning b4 we even left, the start of things to come. during the next hour i got told i was going too close to the person in front, too far from the person in front, too slow, too fast, not to fish tail purposefully, not to swing the back out with the breaks, not to swing the back out with the accelerator, and finally not to jump up and down while going at full speed
. i had a good time anyway. the best part of the beach was about a mile up from the bay, this part was called shark bay. there were lots of spawning sharks there in the shallows. i waded out into the 2 foot of water and after a hour some of the reef sharks were getting used to me and swimming within about 2 meters of me. now the hostel had a bar so in Aus' it means you aren't aloud to drink your own alcohol on the premises. we of course, being backpackers, could not afford to drink in their bar all the time so we had our own in the room. Unfortunately some of us left some of it out of our lockers which the cleaners promptly removed. we got back to the room to find a note on our door reading ' please see resection'. i was P'ed off that they thought they could just remove our possessions without our knowledge. i was up for an argument. when we got to resection the lady said that we could not have it in our room but it would be stored in their fridge behind the desk if we wanted to collect it and drink it on the beach at night. this calmed me down so much i asked her to store the vodka and lemonade of mine they hadn't found. the next two nights were spent getting hammered on the beach. a couple of the night were followed by breaking some of the rules in the hostel as when you get treated like a child you behave like 1. these included minor things like:- noise after 11pm, after 3am most nights, drinking on the premises and my favorite, sliding down from the 1st to ground floor using the structural pillars. great times in coral bay.
hay all. i know im running over two months out of date but im doing the best i can.