Well well well, let me tell you a little something about that little trip we made last weekend. It was magical to say the least.
First of all, the weather wasn't that great, but Saturday was the mildest as Sunday it rained all day and we couldn't do shit, luckily we already knew that and prepared for that so we scheduled everything outdoors on Saturday.
First stop was sea Kayaking, at first I was shitting my pants, thinking that we would tip over or other scary things, but after a while I came to know that the boat was far more stable than I imagined and everything was alright. We went around a few islands, they were beautiful and we stopped a few times so that the guides could tell us a little something about them. If they wanted to say something we assembled us all, grabbing each others boats and keeping us together like that so that we could hear it better and so that the guides didn't have to scream in every direction, I found it to be funny to assemble like that in the middle of the water. We made a stop at a beach to relax for a while and drink some coffee, there we learned that on this very beach, a scene from Narnia was filmed. So I've again been on a real film set of a great film. After that break Mark and I switched places on the boat. He first was behind and I was in front so we switched. The one in the back had to steer with some peddles, which was fun I thought, but also a lot harder than expected. Non the less I had a really fun time doing it and when we went back to the beach where we started my arms were so sore, but it was totally worth it. We even saw a penguin! It was really far away and in the water but we saw one! And it was cute!
After a quick stop at a ice saloon to get us some delicious ice cream we went on to another beach called the Hot Water Beach. Can you guess it? Yes, it has hot water, below the surface that is. We had to dig a whole along the waterline, even though the sea was really cold, if you dug in your feet in the brown-golden sand, the water would actually feel really warm, at some spots it was even boiling! It was nice to stand there with my feet buried in the warm sand for a while. And definitely weird though. The waves of sea water were so cold but just a few centimeters from the surface it was so hot that sometimes you couldn't even stand there for long or you would literally burn your feet! I wish we had something like that in the Netherlands....
After the Hot Water Beach visit it was time to find out accommodation where we could have a nice shower and some dinner which consisted of two buns and two sausages with some salad... But hi, it was dinner...
Now comes a bit of a weird part you might want to skip. We -or actually 'they' cause I didn't participate I just watched- started to play a drinking game. They sat around the table and clapped the table two times, then their hands two times. On the beat of the two claps of your two hands you had to do a gesture, and as whoever came up with that game in this group I have no idea, you had to gesture a sex move or position... Now everyone had their own move and first you had to do your own, two claps at the table and then someone elses, then the person who you mimicked the move from had to do it and pick someone else, the claps would increase in speed every time until someone failed to either think of someone elses move, fucked up his own or fucked up the rhythm. If you failed, you had to drink and the game could begin all over again. The amount of weird sex gestures I have seen that day were shocking.....
Non the less I could still sleep at night after an amazing party at a bar with live music, now the music sucked and it was cowboys night, but we still had a great time drinking and dancing until late.
The next day we woke up with rain, it had rained all night as it already started raining during the pre-drinking-drinking-game and it continued on for the rest of the day. Only thing we still hasn't done was go to the wine tasting, and so we went off after a breakfast of toast and fried eggs at ten o'clock in the morning. Wine at 12? Why the fuck not? It was nice and it kind of reminded me of Mead cause it was made with different types of fruits, but non the less Mead is far more delicious. And then came the 'Schnapps' and to demonstrate on how much alcohol it consists, the bartender set a little bit on fire on the cutting board. Should I mention that the cutting board and probably the whole freaking wine tasting building was made of wood? Yea, I didn't think the fire was a good idea either, not to mention that there was fruit on the cutting board that set fire as well... But oh well, nothing happened so that's a relieve..
After getting tipsy from that much different tastes of alcoholic drinks, -I guess that's why professionals never swallow while tasting- we went back to the bus with only two sober people, -the driver obviously and a dude who never drank before in his life and wanted to keep it that way- we went to a little platform on a hill to oversee the ocean and the islands we've kayaked to the other day, trying not to get all too wet from the rain we hurried back to the little bus, hopped in and made our way back home.
Needless to say this was a very special and amazing weekend to have participated in. Not to mention my last official trip. There might be more trips in Januari but nothing's sure yet. I'll let you guys know when I do though.
Thanks for reading my shit, I hope you liked it and until next time!