+ + Byron Bay: still enjoying holidays

  • From: Port Macquarie, Australie
  • To: Wauchope, Australie
  • Distance: 20km
  • From: Wauchope, Australie
  • To: Grafton, Australie
  • Distance: 247km
  • From: Grafton, Australie
  • To: Byron Bay, Australie
  • Distance: 177km

We just spent three days in Byron Bay, Australia most easterly point! The town is well known for its great surfing spots and its hippie community. This place is very different from Port Macquarie which was more of a place to spend the hollidays with the family. Byron bay is a mandatory stop for all the young backpackers and you can feel it: lots of fast food, bars, night clubs, and shops.

Besides there is nothing much to do. Just relax, work your tan on the beach, surf some waves, have a swim. Important note: the water is rather warm, 25°c ! It helps a lot to enjoy a morning swim. That’s a good reason to try a sunrise surfin’ like we did in Port Macquarie. We loved it the last time so why shouldn’t we try here!

So here we are at 5:30am heading to Tallow Beach because Ed decided to go to the beach dedicated to the “experienced surfers” (hum…). A few minutes later (actually almost 45min because this beach wasn’t the closest one…), we are finally in the middle of the waves with real surf boards (not like foam board we had the first time) and real surfers around! Yes, even at this time there are already a lot of surfers! Ok, we will try to do our best and not annoy them!

There might a bit of hope for Ed, but for me it seems to be harder… I almost exclusively adopted a vertical position. On the surfboard at first, and then… on the beach! We’ll another time but with smaller waves, alright?

Since Port Macquarie weather is just great! Don’t worry about us, we are getting used to wear shorts and swimsuit! Even if it is fall season! The only annoying might be the fact that the days are getting shorter (sunset is around 5pm). At least we can enjoy sunsets!

Sorry if we are getting boring, but here are a few pictures… Of the beaches!

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