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Byron Bay

On Ry's advice we booked into a hostel called Backpackers Inn and noticed as we checked in that night there was a bbq and sangria night, $8 for bbq and as much sangria as could drink.

When Ry turned up he almost walked past the half bearded man with an afro who was Furzey. Ryan gave us a guided tour round Byron and showed us the sights. Luckily for us it is the hottest winter in ages so temps in the day well into the mid 20's.

After a trip to the bottle shop we made for the hostel and some pre sangria drinks. On returning to the hostel we once again found the Canadians were staying there aswell, neither group seemed to happy about the coincidental meeting.

After a few drinks we started playing drinking games, such as Ring of fire, 5's and 21's which is where things started goin down hill. With our bbq tickets we got free tickets to club and a good night was had by all. Even the Canadians after a few drinks seemed to find our banter reasonably funny.

Nursing our hangovers we spent the afernoon on the beach, this was repeated for the next few days. On one of the days we played in an organised 5 a side tournament and managed to beat a team of brazilians. However, our fitness wained in the quarters and were thankfully knocked out.

On another afternoon we went for a free didgeradoo lesson. When we got there our hippy teacher sad had we been out the night before as we had negative energy so he lit some incense and blow smoke around the place. Ry got really into the hippy stuff but at some points furzey and ash who were sat crossed legged on the floor found it hard to stifle schoolboy giggles. Especially when told that water was made of crystals and was alive or something like that. The lesson was really good and all three of us want to take up blowing the didge.

We went to a nightclub called Cheeky Monkeys which is pretty infamous and danced like idiots. Cheeky monkeys is well known for its dancing on tables, so obviously we had to partake. One night Furzey fell off the table 3 times, but swears it wasn't because he was drunk but that the table was too narrow. Whilst Ash was asked to leave by the bouncers because he fell asleep in the toilets, he tried to persuade the bouncers he just needed to rest his eyes but this came to no avail.

Whilst in Cheeky Monkeys we met up with various characters he had met on the East Coast. One of which was essex Chris and Mark, who only lasted in Cheekys 5 minutes before being asked to leave.

As you can probably tell we were very cultural in Byron. However we did walk to the most easterly point in Australia and managed to see some whales and dolphins passing the point.

By the end of our time in Byron Ryan was begging for mercy from Furzey and Ash who by now are used to hangovers especially those from goon. (see slapthegoon.com)

Posted by furzechase 21:27 Archived in Australia Tagged postcards

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