Saying goodbye to the kids
31.10.2007 - 09.11.2007
It has been difficult to get any decent amount of time online the past week or so. Everytime we stopped somewhere with internet access, there were 40 odd of us competing for time. I'm not good at writing under pressure and although I keep a written journal with the intention of just being able to copy directly to this, it never really works that way in my head!
Anyway, this is the last day of my Contiki tour. We made it all the way to Cape Tribulation in 16 days, the first day somehow seems so long ago that I can barely remember where we stayed yet at the same time, could have been yesterday.
It has been an interesting part of my trip. I have met a few great people, possibly even one or two I will see again somewhere along the way. The highlights for me where seeing the dolphins at the most Easterly point, staying on a farm in Adora Downs, jumping off a cliff into a creek (ok, not that big a cliff, but still, it was lots of fun!) drinking cocktails in a swimming pool on Long Island, and of course, a major highlight for me, meeting all the wildlife along the way! However, strangely, I think the lasting image I will have of the East Coast will be the Jacaranda trees. They were in bloom when we arrived and started losing leaves along the way creating hazey bubbles of purpleness on all the roadsides. I'm not sure why I was so taken by them, they just had a very calming effect.
I haven't gone diving yet, but I plan to next week and I am very much looking forward to it. We meet up with John today and then we'll decide what to do next. Today, part of me wants to finish and come home, but I know that's because the tour wasn't exactly what I had been looking for in my trip, I think I need to do the extra month to get my adventure back on track and make contiki just a part of it rather than the main part.
I'll get back online in a few days and let you know where i'm off to next... Ooh, it's very exciting!