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Published: November 15th 2009
Time is passing very quick when you are having fun. So we were still in Arlie Beach at Halloween. As we still didn’t find a job we decided to have a last good party with sam and Fabian before me and jonas go somewhere else to work.
As we wanted to have a really good Halloween we had to find costumes. We thought that shouldn’t be that hard but it was. We first checked Woolworth and Coles but everything was already sold out. So we went to Big W but the same story again. Target was already closed when we got there. We already thought we won’t manage to find something as we found a small shop with lots of Halloween stuff. Sam went as Cesar, Fabian as Cowboy, Jonas as Al Capone and me as Pirate. When we started drinking David came around (we met him when we first arrived in Arlie Beach, he is living on his boat for years now and is pretty much just sailing around the world and enjoying his life). He decided to join us and just went to his boat to dress up as Charlie Chaplin. The rest of the night was a
really good party. We started with beerpong and went first to a bar then to a club…
The day after we obviously didn’t really do that much but San and Fabian had to shave as they started their dive master education the next day and it is a quite expensive boat they are doing it on. Monday morning it was time to say goodbye and jonas and me decided not to stay longer in Airlie Beach. We called the Harvest line and decided to go to Ayr. We hoped for watermelon or mango picking. The working hostel is pretty shit but we got work the next day. Sadly just chili picking. It was contract work so we didn’t get that much money the first day but it was already good the second day. After Thursday the farmer told us he had to spray the chilies so we couldn’t pick them for 3 days. So we were more surprised when we got told we had to work on Sunday. When we got there he told us we had to pick capsicums. We already heard that this was the hardest job you could get and the farm we were on was
known in the hostel to be the hardest anyway. We did 6 days of capsicum picking now. It was the hardest work I have done. You have to walk bending over for the whole time and it is just killing your back. After two days they expected us to do the same speed as the Asian people who did it for 6 months now ( I don’t know how they can do it for such a long time). We had to take painkiller after the second day so we could do the work….
On Friday we told the people at the hostel that we don’t want to do the work anymore because it was just too painful and quite a few people are leaving today and tomorrow so we should get work on a different farm hopefully. With some luck we get mango or watermelon picking as that is the easiest work.
We want to stay for 2 more weeks here and then we have time till Christmas to get to Sydney ( Jonas girlfriend is coming over at xmas to see him). After one month of work we should have enough money for travelling again. When his
girlfriend goes back to Germany we want to go to Melbourne. There we want to sell the car and Jonas will go to Tasmania and I want to go to NZ.
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