19.10.2009 - 23.10.2009
Monday I had to get up at 4.25am, as I had stupidly decided that I didn't want to part with my job so would catch a train to Caboolture & get picked up by Sonia. This was difficult enough but with lack of sleep due to our inconsiderant French roomates & our bed being practically on the train tracks it wasn't surprising I fell asleep on the train! Luckily I managed to wake up at the station & catch my lift to the field to work a 6.30-3.30pm shift. The extra travel took its toll though. I didn't get back to the hostel till 5ish & fought to stay awake as Vicky told me about her unsuccessful house & job hunting & meeting Gabriel to give him his passport he'd forgotten.
Tuesday was a relaxing day off spent wandering round town, chilling at the hostel chatting to other backpackers & enjoying the pool.
Wednesday was another long train journey to Caboolture with an Irish guy, also working at the farm staying in town called Shaun. Sonia picked us both up & we worked 6.30-1pm.
Thursday was another day off so consisted of a long lie in, nice walk round the botanical gardens for lunch, buying skype headphones so we could ditch the huge cumbersome ones we'd bought in Vietnam & hop on a ferry to view an appartment across the river.
Friday was the last day on the field. Belinda, one of the hands, had been left in charge & Cliff, one of the supervisors was quite helpful. The day was short & hot, Belinda calling finish as I was halfway through my first row of the second field. The 12.30pm finish was strange but killing the fields were over a month overdue so not surprising. I was back at the hostel relaxing by 2.30pm.
After lunch we walked round the shops then caught a train to Elimbah & were picked up by Hendrick in the evening. The reason for this was the big goodbye party Cheesecake had decided to throw at his place. The chilled atmosphere was accompanied by delicious home-made food - lasagne, quiche, rice 7 spicy korean dishes followed by apple & strawberry crumble. Sonia 7 her fella Eric turned up & we played drinking games till 2ish when I passed out on the sofa bed inside.