We had a later start this morning and didn’t have to be ready until 11am so after a late breakfast we repacked our bags and checked out.
We boarded the minibus to take the 25 minute journey into Victoria. Here we had an hour to kill as we waited for our bags to be brought and so we stopped in a cafe for a cold drink and to pass the time.
At 12.30 we were able to board the ferry which would take us the 3.5 hour journey to Kota Kinabalu. The ferry was very crowded and whilst we all had a seat, it was pretty cramped.
We arrived at the terminal in Kota Kinabalu (KK) at 4.30 and once through immigration, had a bus to our hotel.
The journey to our hotel only took a few minutes. We’ll be staying at the Dreamtel for the next two nights, for the last night of the first tour and the first night of the second tour. We’ll also end or adventure here. We’re on the 10th floor so have quite a view over the city.
After a quick shower, we meet everyone again at 6pm to go for our final group meal. We stopped on the way to drop washing off.. It’ll be delivered back to the hotel by 10am tomorrow, and we walked on down to the waterfront for food.
As we were walking the sun started to set but the sky also got much darker. There was some thunder and lightening, but no rain.
We carried on and ended up in a Thai restaurant for food. Meanwhile, outside, the heaven’s had opened!
It was pretty good, with I could have done with the crab having been or prepared!
After food and a couple of group photos, we walked back to the hotel and said some goodbyes to those leaving.
Then Ed, Peter and I, among with Mel and Kim, walked to a bar in Chinatown for a few beers. There was some ‘live’ entertainment and after a few beers we walked back to the hotel for another good night’s sleep!