The last day of 2018 was certainly not conventional or exciting. I started the day at the local laundromat with Captain Caveman, he’d attended the first caving talk of the morning and returned to our tent with a cute little freebie – a koala bag. He gave it to me and I was delighted with it, it was still the first koala I had seen in Australia.
On return to the conference Captain Caveman had a few talks to attend, I listened to one by our friend, Alan, then went to sit in Sarah’s camper and have my gluten free cheese and pastrami sandwich. It was hot and I had the factor 50 sun cream on – you can certainly feel the UV difference.

In the evening we went on a trip to the Maritime museum which was fairly interesting and they have a ship simulator for people to try out. We had a few drinks and a meal at the Irish bar, Molly Malone’s, before checking out the evening entertainment at the foreshore. Our midnight ‘seeing in of the new year’ was spent outside the campsite toilet block watching the fireworks from afar while I complained to Captain Caveman that we had no photos of us together!¬† I was so tired that I fell asleep straight away and never heard our neighbours return in the early hours of new year’s day.

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