My pitiful attempts to surf and the last night

Trip Start Jul 12, 2012
Trip End Sep 21, 2012

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Luckily did not feel as shit as I usually do in the morning after drinking. Was meant to be doing a surf lesson with Jon today but he's been persuaded by the boys not to do one but to just wing it. I don't think this is going to be so successful for me!

We all headed into town and I said goodbye to Jack and Ben before going off to find the boys. After lunch and board rental we went back to remosia (?!) beach and Anton gave us a pretty good lesson, he was definitely better than Ben and Jack who just told me to stand up! Anton actually went through where our nose should be, we practiced in the sand etc. Despite this I was still phenomenally shit, Jon stood up on the first time. I didn't expect to be any good to be fair.

Eventually an actual instructor took pity on me and attempted to help me, for free! I managed to stand twice, for about a second. So talented! The boys didn't believe me though as thy hadn't seen it and I couldn't do it again. Got some cool photos of the boys doing it though, pretty jealous of their skills to be fair!

We went back to town and I said I'd meet up with them at the black whale for pool later. So I got ready, packed and ate some brownies before making my mark on the NT walls. I settled on a Tolkien quote and then Dedric asked me if I had done Gandalf's quote: "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!" - I hadn't but I decided that was way to awesome to not do so found an empty stair and shoved it on. I also revised the Lashopoly board, re-writing all of the stuff that had faded and officially renaming it 'lashopoly'. Rather productive really. I then headed back into town, managing to get the driver to drop me outside the black whale, (it was raining slightly, serves me right for being lazy) which turned out to be a mistake as it was closed and after wandering around town for 40 minutes I found out that they had got on the shuttle that I had got off. I therefore bargained with a taxi driver who was trying to charge me $10 instead of $5 to get me back to the NT and got back there 40 minutes after I'd left!

I played some Mario Kart, easily kicking ass 3 times, even though I was rubbish, and then got progressively worse after my first three wins. I was also aiming not to drink tonight but thought I might as well finish off my vodka, and then a shot and another vodka from the bar. So easily swayed. I tried to get everyone to play lashopoly as well but most people couldn't be bothered. Was probably for the best really!

Carlo and I went to fetch James from the other hostel at one point and I wanted to play with their pet monkey for a bit. After we got James over to NT we ended up playing the drinking game I've Never. Old school but effective! Some random guy tried to play though and said the oddest things like: "I've never had sex in the ocean with wold dolphins"... I don't think he really got the point of the game!

Can't believe I'm leaving tomorrow, wish we all as a group could stay here for at least a week longer. Although I don't think my liver could handle it!
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