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  • Day22

    Lennox Head

    April 24 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Nach einer mehr oder weniger erholsamen Nacht auf einem Rastplatz ging es zurück zur Küste. Erstmal nach Lennox Head (Buch kaufen, erhohlen, durchatmen). Dort sind viele kleine süße Cafes. Und schöne Spazierwege entlang der Klippen. Wie auf dem letzten Bild zu sehen sieht man noch die restlichen Ausmaße der Überflutungen. Aber ansonsten ist alle dem hier nichts mehr anzumerken.Read more

  • Day92

    Tea Tree Lake

    December 20, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Das leichte Brummen im Kopf ließ uns aufwachen. Die letzte Nacht macht sich diesmal doch bemerkbar...
    verkartert chillen wir im Hostel mit Jake und Brian und fahren später nach Lennox Head und zum Tea Tree Lake. Der See ist umgeben von Tea Trees, dessen Öl in den See topft und er deshalb rötlich gefärbt ist, ein bisschen so wie „a Cup of Tea“, und einen leichten Ölfilm hat.
    Wie man sich vorstellen kann, ist es besonders gut für die Haut dort zu baden. Was wir natürlich auch ausgiebig taten...
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  • Day94

    Byron Bay

    July 22, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    The night’s rain dripped methodically off the garden’s foliage as we breakfasted on a creamy porridge with strawberries, bananas and oven roasted nuts. Tie-dye sheets hung from a sheltered washing line whilst a colony of ants marched up a drainpipe. Out of sight wildlife nattered and chirped, making the sounds of laser beams and rattles.

    We decided to immerse ourselves into this hipster surfer’s paradise by taking a morning class of yoga. Drawing back the heavy fabric door, we ducked into a marque tent of Hindu imagery, calming music and scented candles. We sat in a semi-circle of mats as our calm instructor, Jane, took us through a class of restorative moves. Kim had tried yoga before but never with Alex, for whom this was a first. Whilst it took time for our brains to truly relax by the final ‘svastha’ we were completely ‘chilled out’.

    Feeling like new age hipsters and beaming with energy we took a quick lunch before heading off for an afternoon surf lesson. Our instructor, James, was every bit the stereotype we had in our minds of an Australian surfer ‘dude’. Tanned skin, crow’s feet around his eyes and a beard peppered with greys whilst his sun bleached hair was tied back. Radiating cool with his accent and persona, he looked like he might have been born on a wave. After donning our wetsuits and receiving beach side instruction we took our boards out onto the waves.

    Treading the water, we watched and waited with giddy anticipation as the waves rolled in. Jumping up onto our boards we paddled hard as the rush of white water clipped the back accelerating us forward. This was our signal to get up into a standing position and surf our way out. However describing it and rehearsing it on the beach is one thing, doing it and staying upright on the board was another. As the staff said, ‘practice practice practice’ and once we started we couldn’t get enough. Our wetsuits and adrenaline kept us warm as we nosedived and tumbled into the water again and again. Salt water filled our mouths and blurred our vision but each time we strode back out into the waves, eager to improve our technique.

    When the moment came that we succeeded, it was exhilarating, so much so that all the technique left us and we fell back into the water whopping with laughter. As our session came to an end James announced ‘one more wave’ but neither of us wanted to leave and we sneaked in as many waves as we could before it was finally time to go.

    Alas there are no photographs of us surfing to share as we were unable to take our own and the company running the surf lesson wanted alot of money for just the few pictures of us. Those that they showed us were more funny than cool but we had a brilliant time!
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    Kim and Alex

    NOT our photograph - taken from TripAdvisor. This is the beach where we took our surf lesson

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  • Day35

    Tag 34: Surfen in Byron Bay

    January 20, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Heute ging es zur Abwechslung mal wieder früh morgens um 5 Uhr aus den Federn, um zum Sonnenaufgang beim Leuchtturm zu sein. Wieder einmal war das Wetter aber nicht auf unserer Seite und statt farbenfrohen Sonnenaufgang hatten wir (weniger) Freude an grauen Wolken.
    Danach ging es direkt zum Frühstück, da ich 07:30 Uhr an der Surfschule 🏄‍♀️ sein musste - für heute stand für mich nämlich die Erfüllung eines lang gehegten Wunsches auf dem Plan 😊
    Nach einiger Theorie zum Surfen ging es dann ab ins Wasser und siehe da, nach den ersten 3-4 Versuchen habe ich es geschafft auf dem Board stehen zu bleiben - wohoooo. Sieht zwar noch nicht besonders elegant aus aber nun gut, Übung macht den Meister und vielleicht komme ich ja in den nächsten 3 Wochen nochmal dazu. Es macht auf alle Fälle mega Spaß und ist wesentlich anstrengender als es aussieht 😂
    Und während ich versucht habe die perfekte Welle zu finden, hat Elmar seinen Astralkörper bei heftigem Wind ordentlich am Strand mit Sand paniert. 🤣

    Wo wir dann eh schon die Badesachen an hatten und so schön paniert waren, sind wir dann auch direkt wieder an den Strand und haben noch etwas für den Teint getan. Irgendwann wurde es dann aber doch zu windig, so dass wir noch gemütlich ein Bierchen trinken waren und etwas durch die kleinen Läden hier geschlendert sind.

    Am späten Nachmittag ist ein Gewitter aufgezogen, so dass wir die Zeit mal wieder ganz gut zum Wäsche waschen nutzen konnten.
    Jetzt ist wieder der ganze Koffer voller sauberer Sachen 😊

    Zum Abschluss des Tages gab es dann noch einen Regenbogen über dem Meer bei Sonnenuntergang 😍
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    Sieht gut aus,du auf dem Brett.Ihr seid ja nicht weit weg von Brisbane.Viel Spass noch.Lg die Sindelfinger

    1/20/20Reply
     
  • Day164

    Beach Hopping

    March 11, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Anstelle von Island Hopping machten wir heute Beach Hopping. Und da es an der Ostküste hauptsächlich schöne Strände gibt, ist das auch einfach und gut möglich.
    Wir waren am Strand für das Frühstück, fürs Baden und Sonnen, für einen Spaziergang, für Fotos, etc.

    Am Nachmittag waren wir einige Zeit in Byron Bay. Dieses herzige Städtchen ist an einem sonnigen Samstag voll von Touristen und Einheimischen. Sie kommen alle hierher zum Surfen, Baden, Shoppen, Sehen und Gesehen werden. Da mussten wir auch dabei sein...

    Übernachtet haben wir in einem Motel in Ballina, welches von Schweizern geführt wird.
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  • Day42

    Byron Bay to Ballina to Brunswick

    November 2, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We woke at the campsite and it was time to leave our life of luxury and fans and got showers behind.
    We packed up the roof, then cooked breakfast, then had our showers and then put on a wash.
    We left and drove to another campsite near by as we were thinking that we might need to stay at one so we could prove that we were not in a hotspot area. We rang the Queensland border and they basically advised that they didn't know what we needed to provide to show we had not been in a hot spot area and then it was up to the police on the border check on the day. So that wasn't a great help so we are kind of second guessing it all now.
    We drove to Lennox head and walked around and had a coffee and then we drove to Ballina. We stopped in Coles and bought chicken and had lunch there.
    We left Ballina and as were driving out the van broke down just at a roundabout. We managed to start it again and then we just got a bit down the road and it stopped again. We ended up leaving it off for over an hour for it to fully cool off. While we were there I folded the clothes we had washed to be put away and Jake phoned mechanics but none were available until next week. After the hour we restarted it and it worked!! We drove down the road and didn't turn it off until bed time almost in case it went again. I was bursting to go to the bathroom so we drove to one and then we went to Brusnwick head. We went for a little walk around the town. We didn't bother have dinner we just shared a banana as we were still quite full from lunch . We drove to the rugby pitch and we stayed there for the night.
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  • Day38

    Ti Tree Lake - Aboriginal Sacred Site

    October 16, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    We visited here one afternoon just before dusk to have a swim in the Tea Tree lake, know for its medicinal and magical cure, boosting the immune system and blood circulation, giving relief from aches and pains, opening up the skin's pores, and great for your hair and skin.

    Although a popular place with the locals, if times perfectly it is a peaceful spiritual place where you can swim and the magic of the area.
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  • Day7

    Bijna bij Byron bay

    November 3, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Hele mooie zonsopgang met allemaal velden in de mist.

    Guido Smit

    Fun fact; de zonsopgang is hier veel minder rood doordat de lucht hier schoner is#physics

    11/2/16Reply
    Reina Dooijewaard

    Heel mooi!

    11/2/16Reply
    Mike Smit

    De jonge onderzoeker dus. ;-)

    11/3/16Reply
     

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