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Manly

11th October

sunny 30 °C

Today was the first day where we haven't had any plans. But being in Sydney, there are LOTS of things to do, so we knew we wouldnt get stuck. I woke up today and checked my emails as per usual and was shocked to find an email from my mum! yey! so glad she can finally use email, its actually a revalation because when i left her she couldn't even turn a computer on, so progress is happening! So for that i was very happy, so i replied with a very long email!

We decided that we were going to go to Manly, which is a famous beach, the closest to Sydney and where all the surfer dudes hang out... kool! we had to get a ferry to get there, it took thirty minutes, and when we got there it was very hot! we walked down the main street to the beach, which is HUGE, and really nice, so clean and packed, even at about 10:30 in the morning. Seriously, in Sydney, EVERYONE surfs, theres old people in there 60's surfing, seriously, and like little kids, we saw two little girls carrying mini pink surf boards who were about six, so good, even fat people surf! So feeling a bit jealous because we lacked this talent we went to sit on the beach and just watch. Ashley began to moan so we went shopping. And Manly is FULL of surf dude shops, Roxy, Quicksilver, Billabong, Surfection, of which we are now regulars!

After a wee bit of shopping we headed back on the ferry and decided to try and suss out city centre shopping, we headed into town on the train (because today we bought a red travel pass which gives us unlimited travel on bus, ferry and train, so we're getting our moneys worth) but still we could not get where the main shopping centre is! Sydney Centre is that big that you get lost and end up going in circles around the block, today we got lost in chinatown... again, we just cant seem to get it, hence why we like to stay at circular quay, so much calmer and nicer!
So after we'd failed to shop again, we headed home on the train and bus on our pass, Tomorrow we have our training day, and it doesnt finish till nine, we havent stayed awake past like 7:30 yet, so it will be hard, maybe impossible, will let you know!

Oh and today was the first day i've been sun-burnt, oops.. gonna make sure i put LOADS on tomorro

P.S Sorry... no pictures, Ashleys Batteries have run out, and although i love pictures, im not at snap happy as Ashley, so probably my fault! x

Posted by hannah1987 01:27 Archived in Australia Tagged lodging

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