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Mike’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 15 Jul 2006

Location: Byron bay, Australia

MapByron Bay

This was really cool chilled out place with an awesome beach. When we arrived Tuesday morning after a long over night bus trip from Sydney we were greeted by glourious sunshine and couldn't wait to get back into swimmers and thongs and get down the beach.

This is exactly what we did, after getting to hostel and checking in, which was pretty nice, could have been better, but could have been much worse. We spent the whole afternoon just chilling on the beach, soaking up the rays, awesome.

Next day we headed out to walk up to Cape Byron along a beautiful walk. The walk takes you right along the beaches at Byron and up to the lighthouse and the most eastely point in Australia. This was fantastic it took longer than expected and when at the viewpoint you could see dolphins and whales, and it was a beautifully sunny, clear day. The end of the trail was through some bush, this was crazerly steep and we were very glad we went down rather than up.

The last couple of days were overcast and so we didn't get back to the beach as we had hoped to. We did however go snorkelling which we were excited about as they said there was a good chance to see sea turtles. However when out there it was very rough, and difficult to see anything at all. This was a disappointment and we were pretty annoyed we didn't see any turtles.

That was it for Byron and we did enjoy it but I do think we could have stayed one or even two nights less as apart from the beach and the walk to the cape there isn't a whole lot else to do.