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Byron Bay

by on Aug.20, 2011, under The East Coast

August 20, 2011

Leaving Palm Beach there was only one major stop along the way until our next destination at South West Rocks: the famous Byron Bay. It’s widely renown for its very special, distinctive cultural atmosphere making it a „hippie alternative town“ full of arts and events.

Fair enough, we stopped before Byron Bay and took a short look at Tweed Heads:

Nothing special, only the typical beautiful ocean beach scenery. 😉 The weather was not too pleasant at all today, but we were lucky to get a few minutes of sunshine when we arrived at Byron Bay. We drove through the little town right up to the lighthouse:

From there you’ll have a nice view over Byron Bay. But what’s more interesting: here lies the easternmost point on the Australian mainland. We’ve been already to the westernmost point – do you remember where that was? 😉

The way to the lookout is steeper than you think. Especially as pouring rain started when we where just down there. Running back up all those steps can be a real bugger!

Due to the bad weather there was nothing more to do for us in Byron Bay. We still haven’t learnt surfing (we’ll do that later, promise!), we don’t smoke weed and the last pagan gathering had just been washed off the shore – too much rain. 😉

On the way to South West Rocks we came across an ugly creature in Ballina that turned out to be .. yippieh, an Australian Big Thing:

The Big Prawn - ugly bastard

The Big Prawn – ugly bastard

Don’t know about you, but that didn’t wet my appetite for seafood. Later we arrived in South West Rocks, looking forward to our cave dive at Fish Rock. But would that ever happen in the current bad weather?

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