02.02.2013 - 02.02.2013
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We survived the grubby sleeper train! The mould looked even worse in the daylight. Yuck! Thankfully we were off the train by 830am!!
On arriving at our hostel (which is wonderfully close to the beach) we spent a long while faffing! And somehow we managed to score a free upgrade to a twin double room with a balcony!?!
Once we'd checked into our nice big room, we headed down to the beach. It wasn't quite hot enough to take a dip in the sea so we just read our books. And both managed to fall asleep!! By the time we'd woken up, the beach was deserted and it was cold!! I've no idea how long we slept for but it was probably a couple of hours. Oops!!
In the evening we went to the Booze Cruise bar as it was showing the rugby. After a burger and a beer we were set for some Six Nations action on the giant screen. Go England! Or in Jo's case, go Wales!
Once the "techincal difficulties" had been resolved the Wales vs Ireland match was on! Unfortunately for Jo the pub was full of Ireland fans who were obviously ecstatic at the result and were dancing around to Irish jig music the bar was playing for quite some time after the game.
But I'm happy to report that Jo did stay on to watch the England game with me :-) Even allowing Patch to get involved!!
Other events of the night include meeting a guy from London who set up a successful online company selling fruit jumpers and fruit hats. So random! And being unable to find any post beer snacks anywhere, resulting in me eating about ten rambutans (giant lychee type fruits) when we got back to our hostel at 1am whilst watching episodes of How I Met Your Mother on the tele!