This morning, from 7 to 9 o’clock was breakfast and free time to explore the town a little more. Breakfast was delicious, and the fun was added to by our discovery of the “perfect mocha-” which included six packets of sugar, half coffee, and half hot chocolate. Some of us were then fifteen minutes late boarding the bus due to, as one of the witnesses put, “the evil hotel clocks that prey on innocent tourist-y teens.” We were then driven to “The Spit,” which is a long piece of land that extends far into the beautiful Pacific Ocean and ends in a lighthouse.
Reboarding the bus, we took a nice 45 minute long drive to Curumbin Animal Sanctuary, where we were to spend the next five hours. Most of us soon got to hold a Koala and feed and pet a Kangaroo. We saw Dingoes and Wombats and birds of prey, too! The same group that walked down the street singing yesterday went to the Dingo exhibit and sang to the Dingo, who came out from where he had been hiding to listen. Paula and Gabby had an interesting time feeding Lorikeets and having them land on their hoods, which they had raised.
We then returned to the bus and the hotel, to have an hour of free-time before heading out to the Hard Rock Café for a delicious dinner of burgers.
At the end of the second day, many of us have now fully realized how hard the jet lag has hit us. Tired beyond belief, we leave you now with thoughts of a warm bed and a cold pillow.
The Australia Group