Day 290: Another Night In

17.10.09:

The big news of today was the fact that the boat was delayed until MONDAY – what a surprise!! I TOLD you it was too easy. Apparently they’re waiting for the cows to come home. Seriously. Sounds ominous.

Dylan was scooting off into the bush with his mate Brad, so I was at a bit of a loose end. Brad suggested that I stay at his place, since his flatmate Justine is a couchsurfer. It sounded like a plan until Dylan and Brad loaded up their 4×4 and left me there on my own. I’m sure Justine is a lovely girl, once you get to know her, and I don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I have never felt so unwelcome somewhere in my life (with the possible exception of the time that I turned up to midnight mass, drunk and naked save for a Santa hat).

I don’t really know what was going on, but free accommodation is free accommodation. I just got my head down and quietly spent the evening in on my own reading about The Wizard of The Nile. A bit of a change from the previous night’s shenanigans, to say the least.

Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes is a British adventurer, presenter, filmmaker and author. He is the only person to have travelled to every country in the world without flying. From 2014 to 2017 he lived off-grid on a private island that he won in a game show, before returning to the UK to campaign for a better future for the generations to come.

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