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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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  • Day79

    Byron Bay

    May 3 in Australia

    Nachdem wir uns also einen groben Überblick über das bisher schönste Städtchen gemacht haben wollten wir uns einmal mal wieder ein vernünftiges Essen im Restaurant gönnen, bevor wir den angrenzenden Nationalpark und die Strände erkunden. πŸ˜›πŸ§
    War zwar relativ teuer, nach der harten Arbeit aber mal verdient und es war ein Traum. 🀩
    Anfangs hatten wir direkt das Glück die Flosse eines Delfins zu sehen, als wir auf einem Lookout direkt am Meer standen. 😍🐬
    Danach sind wir zum berühmten Cape Byron Lighthouse gewandert, von dem aus man auch einen traumhaften Ausblick über Byron Bay und den Pazifik hat. Imposant zu sehen wie die Wellen auf die Felsen beim Lighthouse gekracht sind. πŸ—Ό
    Außerdem hatte man von dort oben nen Ausblick über einen der schönsten Strände Australiens, welcher direkt hinter dem Regenwald beginnt und wo man mit etwas Glück Rochen beobachten kann. πŸ‘€
    Außerdem befindet sich kurz unter dem Leuchtturm der östlichste Punkt des australischen Festlandes.
    Ansonsten stand mal wieder Surfen an. πŸŒŠπŸ„πŸ½‍♂️ Einmal mit weniger Erfolg auf Grund von zu kleinen Surfbrettern, beim zweiten mal jedoch wieder erfolgreicher. ✊🏼
    Unser Highlight beim Surfen war allerdings nicht das Surfen an sich, sondern dass nur ein paar Meter entfernt von uns 3 Delfine zu sehen waren. 😍😍 Einfach geile Tiere! 🐬
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  • Day215

    Byron Bay

    November 3, 2017 in Australia

    We are staying just outside Byron Bay in what they call the hinterlands in an Airbnb. We woke to the sun shining through our windows and when we walked out on to the veranda we were met with the most amazing views out over the forest and across to Byron Bay. It was absolutely stunning and a perfect spot for our morning coffee. We hadn't organised any breakfast so we decided to venture into Byron Bay in search of some brekkie. Byron reminds me of Newquay, only a fancier version. It's full of surf shops, surfers and long blonde wavy hair! The parking is equally as bad as it is in Newquay so when we eventually found a parking space (and paid the extortionate $4 an hour ticket) we found a cafe.

    There are a number of beaches in Byron so we asked the waiter which one he recommended. He suggested that we go to Tallow Beach as it was a windy day so it would be a lot nicer there than on the main beach. I'd hate to think what it was like on the main beach as it was like being in a sandstorm in the Sahara desert on Tallow Beach. We braved it for a good couple of hours but called it a day when the sand started to sting as it blew past. We were pretty much the only people on the beach. Everyone else must have thought stupid bloomin tourists, sunbathing in a sandstorm!

    After the beach we headed back to the house for a much needed shower as we were absolutely plastered in sand. It took some scrubbing to wash off and I had to wash my hair twice to get all the sand out. Once we were free of the sand, we headed back into Byron for a drink at the Friendly Railway Bar. Apparently the pub has hosted live music every night of the week for the last 30 years and when we arrived there was a hillbilly band playing. The pub was filled with hippies of all ages and every other male person had long hair. It had a great atmosphere though and we were enjoying the music so we decided to stay there for dinner. Simon has been wanting to try Kangaroo for a while now so he went for the kangaroo burger. I played it safe though and went for chicken.
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