Left the house at 1.40am caught an N8 to victoria at the end of the road, then the Gatwick Express.
Were I met Tony who had been last year as well. Got To Gatwick and met Peter getting off the train.
We breezed through check-in. But then met a huge queue, going through security, it continued to
grow behind us making people who arrived later take a long time to get through the gate. The
flight was uneventful but uncomfortable, I managed to dose a bit and listen to the Ipod. Met Tom,
Ritchie and Nicky on the bus. Then met my roomies Colin and Brian, Brian I had met before on
one of Whyalice's events. Went for a run 3 times round the lagoon listening to the Ipod. It was
hotter than normal being earlier in the year and I got a bit sunburnt. Played two and half hours
of volleyball, with Julie and derek and rob and phil and the likes, Afterwards went down
the green bar, and met the folks from manchester including, Mary and Nick who had been
delayed 5hours on their flight. Afterwards went to the disco with brian and we stayed till
3 am though we were perplexed by the number of non- spice people doing ceroc.
Up late went for a run twice round the lagoon and on the assault course. Got a bike out
and went for about and hour's ride. Used my own saddle and SPD's again 2 and a half
hours of beach volleyball followed. In the evening we had the beach BBQ. And then it
was supposed to be karaoke, but the karaoke man had been in an accident and so we
just went to the disco about 1pm after a couple of games of pool.
Very hard to get up in the heat this morning, got up and went for a longer ride past
the beach. Then played volleyball for 2 hours. In the evening I stayed in while the
others went for a meal into town in the evening.
No running today did a fairly long cycle and took part in the social violleyball, but me
and Rob were beaen by two very good norwegian women but only just 13-11 after
we had been leading 11-9. In the evening we took a coach into Puerto del carmen,
we then got a taxi to the harbour restaurant in the old town were I had a steak and
a couple of the girls had a huge swordfish. After that we went on to the karaoke bar
and I did these boots are made for walking, and John and steve Relax by frankie goes
to Hollywood. After that I wandered into the american indian gate , were the usual band
were playing, then afew of us went to the 928 disco and I finally came home about 5am
with davey and Julie in a taxi.
More running and a long cycle nearly to puerto del carmen, the back complained and I
had to push the bike up one hill after that it was on to volleyball and over two hours of
that. It was supposed to be karaoke night but the guy had been in a car crash, still a busy
night in the disco because of the green team show.
Ran twice round the lagoon then a really long ride all the way to puerto del carmen, was
really tired after it but still played volleyball. There was some excitement when Brian had
his wallet stolen. And he and richard chased after the guy, but they couldn't catch him without
shoes. After a long break we decided to play on. I didn't take part in the quiz in the evening
but Brian's team won. And then we went to the disco which was quite lively as usual I stayed till 3am then went home.
Got up for social volleyball but only me and alison were there from spice so we didn't play.
Went for a run twice round the lagoon, then a two hour bike ride to timanfaya. Played two
hours of volleyball, at one point we faced a team of giants but we still managed to beat them.
In the evening did two numbers on the karaoke don't stop me now by queen and I predicta riot
as a finale. Got lots of video of spicey folks. Left about 1am.
Up early to pay my bar bill then catch the bus at 8.30 am. Our flight was delayed as they had to
take luggage off to enable us to take off into a headwind. This meant that when we got back to
Gatwick our luggage was on another flight that was all also delayed, mine was about the last to
arrive of all the spice folk, then the gatwick express was slow and the district line was up the creek,
and it was raining and I didn't get to go to Jay's retirement party, which was a great shame.