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"cold water and a shit job" Ashleys Title

6th October (a pretty uneventful day!)

overcast 15 °C

We were hoping to get over jet lag today, but no, again we woke up at 4am, we headed down to the beach at aound 7am, which was surprisingly busy with runners, surfers and power walkers, but no sunbathers. We started to realise whilst walking down to the beach that no-one was actually in the water without wet-suits, which was a bad
sign because we weren't, and no-one was actually swimming or sunbathing; just surfers, i think this may be due to the weather looking back because yesterday morning did remind us of being back in England. Nevertheless we carried on, put down our towels and got ready to go swimming. Ashley was first, he ran and dived into the water which i was meant to film, but it took me five minutes of filming to realise that the cap was still on... oops! Ashley was mad because apparantly the water was freezing not the bath water temperatures we'd hoped for. So, thinking ashley was just being a wimp i decided to try it, yer, he wasnt joking, i think blackpool beach would have been warmer, it actually took your breath away, and the waves were that big that they dragged you head first back onto the sand, fun for about a minute! So, we didnt get our relaxing morning swim we were hoping for. We headed back onto the sand and re-clothed and decided to do a spot of people watching, which i found amusing, watching people run into the sea and run back out pink and shivering! We headed home after this, after visiting the supermarket to see if the yoghurts had improved... the answer was no.
When we got home, ashley rang a woman about a job that he had seen and she told us to come for an 'initial appointment' at 11:30am, so we rushed to get ready and look... 'business like'.
We found the place and filled in a load of forms and was told to come back at 1pm for an observational session. We didnt know what the job entailed still but they told us that we could travel on day trips with other travllers, that it would be fun and that the money was good, so we went away pretty hopeful.
After an hour of shopping and dinner at an italian takeaway (so good!) we went back to the office ready for theafternoon. We were paired up with our salesman who we were meant to be observing a french guy called james who was pretty cool, unfortunately however the job wasn't,it was door to door selling which is bad enough and it was also for a charity so the thought of getting paid for charity work kind of finished us off for the day. We soon made our excuses and left. Got back to the apartment about 5pm were asleep for six so god only knows how we're gonna manage a night out tomorrow. x

Posted by hannah1987 14:01 Archived in Australia Tagged lodging

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