A much needed lazy morning would set the tone for our beach day as there were no plans made, only food, adventure and fun was expected. The first day the beach was very dirty and choppy, we hoped for a better day the next day when putting our swim suit on to head out the door.
Strolling down to have breakfast, we dropped off the laundry that is charged per kilo. I guess we had a lot of extra dirt after the Homestay our laundry was heavier than ever.
As we arrived at the waters edge, the smell of breakfast was in the air, so we sought out a beach front spot to get breakfast in the sand. After breakfast we decided to be kids and climb around on the rocks to further explore the beach side. The water was much calmer and cleaner for our full day on the beach. Climbing around we found trees and rocks that looked like the perfect look out point, I am not sure how many time Josh or I yelled, "I'm the king of the world." We also found shells that were a beautiful green. We climbed further around the rocks to only find more bends and turns and more rocks to climb. We climbed for about two hours, but not knowing the locals nor the beach, we turned around and headed back.
After climbing around we were trying to pick our next adventure, so we did what you do when you have nothing to do in Asia, get a massage. On our way to our massage we saw a board for parasailing and decided that would be a perfect afternoon adventure. The massage was amazing. I have plantar fasciitis really bad in my left foot, after my massage was the first time in about a year I could say my left foot was pain free. It really broke the bank also, 1.5 hours for $8.00. After relaxation we headed to meet our adventure junkie fix.
Josh had never been parasailing,had it on his bucket list, and with the price of $30.00 we attached the Gopro and went. I had only parasailed once at South Padre Island as a kid with my friend Jenni. It was in America so, very controlled, safe, and everything had a back up. This was a skinny rope tied to our harness with no back up. It was very thrilling though. I figured I'm going over the water, and have a parachute attached, in the grand scheme of things what could happen?
The boat took off, I took one step, and I was 90 feet in the air in no time. My harness was a little high on my waist when I took off so it was a little hard to get situated, but once I could sit down, I was enjoying the amazing view and soaking up the breeze. After I landed in the water, Josh took off and had his turn flying through the air. It was a fun adventure that I would recommend to anyone headed to this town.
To finish up our day we had a nice romantic dinner on the beach. It was real expensive, a whole $12.00! We both had grilled fish dinner and drinks. We could totally get use to theses prices. Australia prices are really going to hurt when we go home. This was not the prettiest beach by any means. What it lacked in clear water, it made up with great experiences, nice people, and cheap prices. The atmosphere really reminded me of Roatan, Honduras before the cruise ships started stopping there. Good stop and great break from fast paced cities.
I know Parasail is not spelled correctly. This was my first gopro movie. I will get better!