13.09.2012 - 13.09.2012 20 °C
One week into my trip and it feels like yesterday I left Brisbane. Last night, I forgot to mention that we went to an illusionist show at Butlins. He as truly amazing and read some of the audience minds. He selected some complete randoms from the audience of 400 or so and worked out their pets as children, their best friends and their general life story just from standing rather close to them and talking to them a little. It was incredible. People were saying he does it by talking to the dead or spirits that are familiar with these random people. However he did it, it was extremely well done.
Today Alanah and I checked out more of the town in Minehead and the beauty of the beach. We woke after a long sleep in (10am) and got ready to go into town. The weather today was nice, but a rather cold wind that blow straight through us. When the sun shined it was warm like a summer day. We wondered through all the gift shops and food stores browsing. I then posted a post card to Corrine and Paul in Wellington (enjoy reading it) and a package back to my house in Brisbane. (Kay can you put all the parcels that arrive for me in a plastic bag somewhere, there might be a few). I brought this cute little Buddha for my collection back home from a hairdresser downtown. Its coming everywhere I go to give me luck.
For lunch we shared a pie and some chips on the beach. We were going to get fish and chips but the fish was $7.50 for one piece! After lunch we went for a wonder along the beach and sunbathed for about 1 hour in the heat. On our way back to Butlins, we got some photos on this huge beach chair they have here, but it was difficult to get on! Later this evening we are going for a curry down the road for dinner with some of Alanah’s friends and then to watch some more shows. Might even make an appearance in the one penny machines for the children and see if we can win some ££££££££.
Dad and Ruth, if you are reading this, the beach here is nothing like Gisborne. So flat with absolutely no waves, brown water and a little white wash. If you look in the distance you can see Wales, so the beach to me is more like a huge lake.