18-30 Club Crawl
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Today we spent shopping in Surfers getting all our last min bits and pieces. Once you get on the trail you realise there's little things you need. Sure, they aren't essential, but that giant beach spread, little hairclips for pinning back hair, extra socks, mean you have everything you want at your fingertips. Start-up costs I call them.
We wandered back to the hostel along the beach. The weather hasn't been great, but it was actually pretty cool on the beach. In fact I think I prefer beaches in this weather - almost deserted beach, moody purple sky, cool breeze through your hair and pock-marked cool sand under your toes. I much prefer it to the busy yellow hot days, walking that far through people would have been impossible in the sunshine.
The hostel was holding it's bi-weekly club crawl that night, but we were so tired when we got back we relievedly admitted to each other that we would rather give it a miss and just settled for a drink at the bar. Should have known better than to go down before they left, and Megha had soon had her arm twisted and bought me a ticket with 5 minutes to change. I had reservations, but still wanted to make friends, so we joined the fun bus and the 50 other people from 5 other hostels and set off into town. If I tell you that first we had to adorn ourselves with a red or green sticker according to our 'availability' and were handed two condoms then that will set the tone for the evening.... (I refused to wear any sticker on principle, call me a kill joy if you like but I'm not that kind of girl)
We stopped first at the bowling alley where it was just a free-for-all.