Below is my second entry while I was in St. Kilda....I promise I will get this more current over the next week!!
Out an' about in St.Kilda
So it's been two days, and I think I've done more walking in those 2 days, then in my entire 2 1/2 years in Kugluktuk!! haha
Man I miss my car! Luckily, everything is reasonably close to my hostel, so its not THAT bad. The main street with all the shops is about a 10 minute walk, and the beach is another 3-4 minute walk from there. I've found the grocery store, picked up a cell phone, and more importantly, found the liquor store! The first liquor store I went to (I only bought 2 beer there people, hence the need to go again!!) the clerk was from Montana and he helped me pick out some nice beer. James something-er-ather was what I got, and quite enjoyed it! Lets see, I've also found the tattoo parlor - heehee - no worries, no tattoo, yet! And the AA first step clinic is right around the corner if my alcohol drinking becomes a problem!! LOL - only mentioned that for you mom!
In the evening yesterday I went out to try and find a way to put credit on my phone - most complex thing EVER - and on my way back to the hostel I came to the realization that I am not in the 'best' end of town. I was wearing my board shorts, and a tank top, and I guess that was hookerish enough for some creep to drive up and motion me over - um, creepy - so I shook my head nervously NO and continued walking faster. He then drove ahead about 50 feet, and stopped. My heart started to race and I was wishing I had bear spray!! I then noticed a chick, in shorty short shorts and a tank, who went up the window of the truck. I continued to speed up and ducked into the entrance of the hostel, thank goodness! OK, so now I know why the hostel is so cheap!! haha. I've also seen a few drunk people yelling and screaming at each other, and some women today yelling some nonsense at some people 40 feet away. I just keep walking and don't make eye contact! I definitely won't be going out at night by myself now!
So today has been a bit windy - I went for a walk this morning and just about got blown away - there goes my plans to spend the day at the beach. Oh well. I grabbed a book and went to a local park, found a nice park bench to read for a bit. I'd still be there except I felt like I was burning, and didn't want that 2 days into my trip. I'll head outside after this, grab a beer, and continue reading outside in the courtyard here at the hostel. I am rooming with 2 other Canadians, a frenchie, Melanie, and Angela from Ottawa. Both very nice. We were talking this morning and Angela invited us out to go to a pub. then to a bar in downtown Melbourne. I'm going to go and hopefully meet some more people - and well, get drunk! But don't worry mom, I'm going to drink lots of water *wink, wink*. Tomorrow I'm going to the aquarium, I think, as long as I'm not too hungover!
Saturday, Jan 24th, 1515
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