Home and Awaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Trip Start Jan 12, 2010
27Trip End Feb 10, 2010
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I got up around 9am and packed up my suitcase and watched some TV. It's been kind of all thrown in because the novelty has worn off keeping it tidy, which means it now doesn’t all fit and I have gathered an extra bag – will have to sort this out over the weekend so it is all back in the suitcase. I got confused with the time because I was looking at my laptop which is still in UK time, so I hurried myself up to get out on 11am, when it was actually only 10am. Oops. Still, it meant I had allowed myself extra time to drive down to my next destination. I loaded my stuff in my cute little car and headed away from the Crowne Plaza.
I had arranged to spend the weekend in Palm Beach, the northern most of Sydney’s beaches
I had arranged to meet a friend at 1pm at the 'wharf’ (read pier with a shed on it). We’d been penfriends for years, since high school, and had never met so it was all quite exciting
After she got her ferry back home, I jumped in my car to get a welcome burst of air-conditioning and took a short drive up the coast and got some drinks and petrol. I then returned to Palm Beach and went and sat on the beach for a couple of hours until it started to get a bit dark. I then headed back to my B&B and was able to see just what damage the evil, fiendish mosquitoes had done to me. Seriously, they had literally feasted on my arms and feet (the latter particularly annoying because it was just under my sandal strap which rubbed it and made it itch even more). It wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t react so badly to mozzie bites, but one bite ends up being a huge inch-wide burning, hard lump that ends up weeping and itching for days and sometimes weeks (I know, too much detail, but it really hurts!). I was not impressed.
I ended up having a cold shower to calm the itching and burning (from both the bites and the sunburn) before heading to bed.