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Peter Pans, Byron Bay and Skydiving

Brisbane

HUUUUUUGE thanks to Ben in Peter Pans who helped us to do everything we wanted in our mega tight schedule. I booked my skydive last night too, to do today as I figured the latest I leave it means the less time I have to worry about it. We spent 4 hours in the travel agency last night and then went for a few celebratory drinks in the valley of Brisbane.

The hostel we stayed in last night was shocking and I wouldnt be staying there again- no way! Luckily where we're staying tonight is awesome, theyve got a pool on the roof and I'll be making full use of that in the morning! We very nearly got locked out last night because we were late arriving so I think my payback this morning were the cockroaches in my shower....ah well a wise man once said ' a mans mistakes are his portals of discovery' and this was def one of mine!

We had a wicked time in the bars and even got to see the defeat of Everton by Portsmouth- come on Pompey!! haha.So we had a few drinks with Ben and shared our pearls of wisdom of Fiji with him. We relived our memories of the Wanna Taki cruise and South Sea Island (looking forward to the Thailand reunion guys!!). We headed home at about 1.30 because we had to be up at 4.30 to start heading to Byron for the skydive.

We opened our eyes this morning and felt like we'd only blinked because we were that tired. It was a happy mothers day at my end but obvs not our mums because we're so many hours ahead. What better way to celebrate Mothers Day than throwing yourself out of a plane... I even have a certificate hahah.

SOOOOO the bit youve all been waiting for.....the skydive was the single most scary thing I've ever done in my life but it was absolutely amazing! I definitely have the adrenaline bug and I know this is going to be paining my mum to read but I'm definitely looking into getting my full licence at some point. Going up in the plane was terrifying and to top it all off, I was first. The guy I was with was brilliant and really experienced. I got the full package of dvd and piccies and some of you will be unfortunate enough to see these but Im telling you the dvd is hilarious, even though I look awful in it. The jump was 14k feet and it was at the most Easterly point of Aus. The views were incredible and I would fully recommend everyone to do it (even though Heather wimped out)

This evening we went for dinner with Ben and did some more chatting about Fiji as well as getting last min advice on Fraser and Whitsundays. Then H did her washing and I came to update thise- very exciting I know but the next 12 days are jam packed for us.

We head up to Hervey Bay tomorrow and start the Fraser tour on Tuesday. Im so so excited it's unbelievable. I'm finally getting to see these places for myself. In the meantime I'm going to try finding a pub showing the Lpool/ Aston Villa game but not sure how much luck I'll have given that it's kicking off at 2am in the morning our time

Anyways loving you and leaving you as I go to fulfil my footballing needs

lots of love

x x x

Posted by debski 07:03

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