Put on trainers in preparation for climbing highest peak in Australia
Meet fellow tour members
8 Brits, a Norwegian and a Canadian
Canadian is already an aquaintance from the “flying penguins” night, only hope the goon suppressed his memory of that evening
Drive for a few hours
Stop for brief lunch
Pop to toilet
A crab is using the toilet as its own spa
Back on bus continue on
Reach first destination
Begin to trek, reach first destination
Stand on rock admiring the landscape view from the ‘highest peak’
Which is three higher peaks.
Choose not to comment
Debbie’s trainers have started to rub
She sees blood, prepare for panic attack
Ellie wishes that Debbie would stop bragging about being so tall and so lucky to have such small feet. She is a size 6. Not a size 5.
Reach beach have lunch, soggy sandwiches
Ellie puts piece of sandwich on Debbie’s foot
Seagull pecks it off
Ellie and Debbie hysterically laugh
The rest of the group is not so amused when the seagull tries to eat their lunch also.
Reach accommodation for the evening
An RSL, ie a retirement centre for the elderly
Shower, get dressed for evening meal
Go to restaurant situated in RSL
There is a dress code: no thongs, ripped trousers, hats, revealing tops
Ellie peers up at Debbie in her ripped jeans and backless top (it was also a cold evening…)
Take seats at table with tour group
Have general chit chat, prepare for blank looks when told where we attended university
But it appears one of their best friends has also recently just graduated from harper.
Debbie savours the last few hours looking civilised before contact is made with the friend who will likely explain the Harris -Hilton alter ego, and 3 surgical procedures