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Byron Bay

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  • Day5

    Auf dem Kap von Byron Bay, welches die Küste in zwei große Strände unterteilt, befindet sich nicht nur ein Leuchturm, sondern auch der östlichste Punkt des australischen Festlandes. Da der Weg durch die Klippen zudem noch wirklich schön ist lohnt sich ein Aufstieg hierher alle mal 😁

  • Day3

    Entspannen am Strand

    August 2 in Australia

    Der Strand von Byron Bay. Die Bilder sprechen glaube ich für sich! Wenn man vom Hauptstrand Richtung Süd-Ost bis zum Ende läuft, findet man zwischen den Felsen sogar einen Strandabschnitt, den man quasi für sich alleine hat! 🏖🌊

  • Day3

    Ankunft in Byron Bay

    August 2 in Australia

    Nach 13 Stunden Busfahrt sind Janina und ich in Byron Bay angekommen. Ihr könnt ja auf games Grund der Bilder mal Raten wer von uns im Bus schlafen konnte und wer nicht 😅

    Das Frühstück beim Sonnenaufgang am Strand hat dann aber schon ein bischen für die anstrengende Fahrt entschädigt :)

  • Day5

    Vergoldeter Himmel

    August 4 in Australia

    Sonnenuntergang am Strand, malerisch mit den weit entfernten Bergen im Hintergrund. Dazu das Rauschen der Wellen und die Sterne, die nach und nach aufleuchten, bis sich schließlich sogar die Milchstraße als blasses Band am Himmel abzeichnet.

  • Day16

    Debbie and the Creatures

    March 30, 2017 in Australia

    It's impossible to capture the wetness of the day as the remnants of Cyclone Debbie pass through. So far Byron Bay has got off lightly though the forecast is for much stronger winds overnight. A few miles up the coast towards Brisbane they've had an astonishing 15" rain. Schools are closed and there aren't too many tourists around. But some folk are still surfing!

    I've just been down on the beach (low tide) to see what's going on and I'll go over again later tonight to see what it's like as the wind picks up and the tide comes in (safe! 🙂 ). Just now I found a washed up bluebottle - as stung me last week. Other creatures featured are 'Eric/a' my local Eastern Water Lizard who lives under the lodges, taken yesterday in the unbearable heat and humidity. Finally 3 pics taken on Monday when I went back to Arakwal National Park. That's a Robust Striped Skink, followed by a Little Wattlebird and finally a Lewin's Honeyeater.Read more

  • Day14

    Julian Rocks Nguthungulli Nature Reserve

    March 28, 2017 in Australia

    Early morning snorkelling trip to Julian Rocks which is an important site for the Bundjalung nation.

    "There are several important Dreaming stories associated with Julian Rocks.
    In one story, Nguthungulli, Father of the World, who created all the land and the waters, the animals and plants, now rests in a cave at Julian Rocks. The Elders have instructed over the generations that Nguthungulli must be protected from any misuse or it will cause destruction."

    Star of the show? The leopard sharks. But I'm very fond of triggerfish, so great to see a wedgetail. It's just great to be in the water surrounded by fish ... love it! Also saw a wobbegong, but it's so well camouflaged I can't find it in my pics.

    So other than the obvious, the pics are a load (technical term) of common sergeants; leopard shark; wedgetail triggerfish; crested morwong; mingling with the blackfish 😎

    Oh, and I did find Dory 😆

    Thanks to Byron Bay Dive Centre for the great trip, and www.julianrocks.net for help with identification!
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  • Day23

    Final day in Byron Bay

    April 6, 2017 in Australia

    It was an absolutely beautiful morning, warm and not too breezy so I was able to get back in the sea on my final day here - so happy. It does my soul good.
    Visibility is great so there's an amazing view north up the coast to Mount Warning.

    This afternoon I headed back towards Cape Byron, only going as far as The Pass which has an unusual photographic vantage point from the Fisherman's Lookout. Then a stroll around the near-deserted Palm Valley loop (everyone else seemed to have a surfboard and be focused on the sea!) which is another beautiful enchanted woodland.

    Next is a real change, giving a different way to feed my soul. Over the next couple of days I work my way down to Adelaide to pick up a 4x4 trip into the dusty red interior at the start of next week with, I just calculated, Easter at Uluru, arriving in Alice Springs a few days later. It's going be very different to the relaxed pace I've been going at since I arrived in Oz but I'm ready for a change and really excited about getting into the outback.
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  • Day11

    Cape Byron and a wallaby

    March 25, 2017 in Australia

    Bit overcast and cooler this morning so I took a track round Cape Byron. Saw dolphins ... amazing...maybe 30 or more around Watego's Beach, then followed the path up to the most easterly point in mainland Oz and on to the lighthouse. The walk got even better after that, with views over Tallow Beach, which is absolutely gorgeous and almost deserted, and on up Tallow Ridge through more rainforest. It's a round walk so eventually rejoins the road back into Byron. I paused to check where I was. Did I have the sense I was being watched? I'm not sure, but suddenly I was eye to eye with a swamp wallaby about 15 feet away, slightly behind me to the left. Wow. My first wild wallaby! Not a great pic, but I wasn't feeling very composed!!Read more

  • Day12

    Tallow Beach and Arakwal National Park

    March 26, 2017 in Australia

    Tallow Beach at the Cape Byron end seems to be THE place for serious surfing, so that means the rest of the beach is nearly deserted. South of the car park is the Arakwal National Park, which is really why I went ... to see what wildlife I could spot: the back half of a wallaby, a wallaby (hopping) paw print, countless birdsong, an unidentified bee-eater, evidence of a very neat beach creature (pic below), half of something large with a red tail moving fast! (bush too thick to see what it was) ... and so it goes on. Just my cup of tea! I don't think many people take the paths through the Park, but the surroundings are stunning.
    It's very sobering to think about what Australia must have been like just 200-odd years ago.
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  • Day9

    'Bluebottle' encounter

    March 23, 2017 in Australia

    I hired a bodyboard this morning - the surf is great - up to about 3' cresting waves (enough for me) even in waist deep water (safe 😉 ). Thought I brushed against some seaweed, that's my Irish Sea training showing through. But clearly not seaweed when I saw the welt - a bit tingly but not painful. I checked it out with Reception and they said it's a bluebottle sting. Apparently there have been a few reports this morning. They recommended a hot shower (denatures the protein ... I'm trying not to remember your weever fish experience Sis, this was 1% as bad). I've now found out that a 'bluebottle' is a Portuguese man o'war! I'm kinda excited to have been stung by one! Once the day cools off I'll head back to the beach and see if I can find any washed up.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Byron Bay, خليج بايرون, QYN, 바이런베이, Байрон-Бей, Байрон Бэй, 拜倫灣

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