Sunday, January 13, 2008

Byron Bay

Yesterday we decided at 9 am that we needed to explore another part of the coast, so we headed south to the New South Wales border. Once we got to Tweed Heads, I saw a sign indicating that it was only another 67 km to Byron Bay, a place I knew little about, but which has been frequently recommended by friends. With both V. and Will snoring comfortably in their seats, I decided to go for it. And I'm glad I did! The drive was spectacular through verdant hills that sit below craggy mountain ranges. Byron Bay itself is gorgeous. There are mountains on one side and a peninsula topped by a beautiful lighthouse on the other. The town is full of galleries and caf├ęs, but it didn't feel as upscale as Noosa on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. We spent about three hours there before turning back, but we will definitely return many times. Check out our photos in the newest album in my gallery (upper right).

5 comments:

Audra said...

Did you get to see any sea foam at Tweed Heads??

http://www.livevideo.com/video/APnews/FB451EE0D49E4258AD0ED604707E10FF/flooding-wreaks-havoc-on-austr.aspx

Tors said...

Nice! What a beautiful place you've discovered. :)

Mummy B said...

Beautiful isn't it! :) :)

We were in Tweed Heads for a week over New Year's....unfortunately it happened to be the week we had all that lovely cyclonic weather. Needless to say we didn't spend a lot of time on the beach in the windy, rainy conditions.

It looks like your timing was a lot better then ours! lol.

The rain has been lovely though! I'm not complaining!

How are you coping with the humid weather? I haven't a clue what the weather is like for you back home so I'm just curious! The past few summers its been a very "dry heat" but due to all the glorious rain we've returned to the muggy weather I remember from my childhood!

Nothing embodies a Queensland summer like a stinking hot day with the black clouds rolling in as the afternoon draws to a close and a beauty of a thunder storm long into the evening...

Sven said...

Hi guys!!!! The girls miss you very much and think their cousin is the cutest boy in the world!!!

Anonymous said...

Super cute video and pictures we miss you guys

much love,

Monica