More beach going
08.12.2006 - 13.12.2006
Slept till 9am today. Finally some normal waking up time. Looks like it will be a hot one today. After breakfast we're on the bus to the ferry terminal. Today we're going to yet another popular beach spot - Manly. Easiest way to get there is by ferry that leaves from Circular Quay. While waiting for the ferry we got to enjoy a bit of aboriginal performance.
Manly was full of people. I guess it's like that here on the weekend. On the way to the beach we stopped at the markets. It was the more expensive kind. They had really nice things. Mostly art and jewelry and what not, but a bit out of my budget. We had to walk quite a bit to find a free spot. It was pretty windy as well, the beach tent was a bit of pain to put up. Once it was up the sand kept coming in. We brought some food with us and just relaxed. Before caching the ferry back we had a bit wander around the shops, but didn't really buy anything. Highlight of the trip was obviously drunk man loudly proclaiming his love to all foreigners.
Before dinner I had a swim in the pool. Very refreshing. It's handy to have an indoor pool, especially one with a nice view. After dinner we got dropped off to Homebase Backpackers. It's right next to the Central Station on Elizabeth Street. The place looks a bit run down, but the room is well equipped. Lovely yellow walls, window doesn't close, but oh well, it's only $30 a night. The horror starts in the bathrooms. Nothing locks here! Not going to mention kitchen. Haven't seen any people so far. Seems to be a big place though. After checking email on uber slow computer we decided to have a wander around the town. The best thing is that it's nice and warm. We managed to find a Monorail station and did the full circle before coming back to hostel. By then it was 11 pm and my feet weren't feeling any good.