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When we found out my parents were staying in a cabin at south ballina beach caravan park for Father's Day over the weekend, we decided it would be a good quick test for the van during an overnight stay. So we waited until Cath finished work at 430 Saturday afternoon, hooked on the van, loaded up and left. As luck would have it, night fell, I got …
... to Ballina after a quick scan for the now elusive whales. We stopped in at one of the local shopping centres for refreshments and supplies then headed home. We had a late afternoon walk to the sea entrance but apart from plenty of dolphins there still no sign of the whales. We have also decided to change base for Byron Bay in the morning which is a huge 40km away. We are already unpacking our hippie clothes so as to blend in with the locals.
... near the fins, when you want to "catch the wave" you see it coming slide on to your board and start to paddle away from it only 4 arm strokes then you go up to a blended knee, twist your body and stand up with bent knees, arms out like your hoola-ing and do the surf sign with your hand!! The waves were pretty big and o saw one coming so I did the above and quickly got up and o stood up and rode the wave all the way to the shore!! ...
So, Bryon Bay. This is the land of dreadlocks, surfing and weed it may seem. If you are a bloke with a beard and/or hair longer than your shoulders and/or a manbun and/or you like to walk around with no shoes on... Byrons the place for you. It's relaxed vibe and gorgeous beaches meant that we definitely had a rest after Sydney's chaos. We found a few nice restaurants/bars that we enjoyed happy hour at, and met a couple of Ozzies who enlightened us ...
... cd and have played it on our many long journeys on this trip. At that point I decided that I NEEDED to spend another day in Byron. The plan was that as the weather wasn't so good, (defo not good enough for the beach, and Byron is a beach town!!) and it wasn't due to get better the next day we would head off, but I convinced Douglas that we should let Byron bay have one more day to win us over and show us its magic (in truth it had ...