Another scenic place to chill and not do a lot? Or perhaps a place to relax and unwind after our hectic sailing and camping trips?
We slightly panicked when we heard that the 'Blues & Roots' festival was on in Byron Bay thus resulting in all accomodation being booked, however we eventually managed to book into a hostel in Lennox Head (about half and hour by bus from Byron Bay). Arriving in Lennox we were immediately glad that we were staying there as it is a lot quiter than Byron and with a really friendly and helpful host called Graeme (a father type figure).
We spent our first day chilling on the beach at Byron Bay, apparently a "hippy" town although i'm not convinced-the hippy image all seemed a bit fake to me. The following day we stayed in Lennox and went for a cliff walk where we admired the talented surfers riding the waves and eventually managed to convince Luke that rocking up to join them with a body board wouldn't really impress anyone. Although later on that day he did hire out a board and went out on a desterted strach of beach and I must admit he was pretty good-although obviously not as good as me but I wasn't in the mood to show off my talents! That evening we hitch hiked into Byron as the last public bus finished at 5.30pm and it was surprisingly easy to do so, I think we only waved at three cars before one stopped for us. Had an entertaining night out in Byron and then managed to hitch hike back to our hostel-nice and easy and we saved having to spend money on a taxi.
The following day we headed back to Byron to spend another day at the beach and have a look around the shops and then I headed onto Sydney on the overnight bus to meet Emma (a friend from school) who had flown out to meet me for a week. I left the other two who went on a sunrise walk, one of them will tell you about the walk below.