Rather drained from our exhilarating performance the night before, we had difficulty rousing ourselves for our long drive to Wilmington. However, with the help of a hearty breakfast, we were on the road again.

Halting for lunch temporarily, we split off to explore the various eateries on the side of the highway, including Chick-fil-A, Magnolia Wok and Chipotle. A food coma then took over most of the group, and the rest of the drive to Wilmington was very soporific. This was not to deter Greg however, who immediately investigated surfing options in Wilmington and encouraged us to pile back into the bus for an evening trip to the beach.

Little did we know what an gorgeous sight would await us! Whilst Greg, Sam and I took to the waves, (with degrees of surfing success descending in that exact order), the heavens unfolded, and the most vibrant double rainbow appeared in the sky, whilst a brilliant golden sunset bathed the coastline. Of course, we all grabbed our phones and cameras, and snapped endless pictures.

When the surfers returned, we returned to the hotel, stomachs rumbling. We headed to Bills Front Porch Brewery and Pub, where the few lucky members of the group who are of age sampled some of the crazy myriad of beers on offer. Then, feeling well and truly full, we wobbled back to the hotel. Some enthusiastic members of the group (Tommy, Charlie and Chad) opted to stay up until the early hours of the morning to watch the livestream of BeyoncĂ©’s set at Coachella, whilst most others completely crashed on reaching a nice warm bed, wanting to get a good nights sleep before exploring Wilmington the following day.

Ludo x