BEST WESTERN Ballina Island Motor Inn
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Saturday 11th and we rise early for a quick brekkie and to pack up before hitting the road. Once again we are not sure where we are headed but that is half the fun for us these days. There are so many beautiful places that we know we will find a suitable place soon enough. We head out of Evans Head under sunny skies and join the north bound Pacific Highway passing Broadwater and Wardell. 36km later we come across the turn off to Ballina where ...
... playing a bit of cards in the back of our van - Hollie & Dec enjoying their first box of goon to themselves! The park brochure had advised how kangaroos can be found on site and H&D had their first experience shortly after on the way home to their van! After what was a very comfortable first nights sleep in the campervan we headed down to the beach just metres away from the campsite along a short path which opened up on to Emerald Beach, just north of Coffs Harbour. Whether ...
... on the beach so we hired a couple of boogie boards to fit in with the local surf heads.
OK, so boogie boarding is not as easy as it looks! If you can manage to get past the crashing waves whilst sinking into the sand and being pulled by the ever strong current then you have to time the wave you want to ride perfectly otherwise instead of riding on the top of it, the wave will just engulf you ...
Day 110 Sam came over before we had finished getting up this morning. Auntie Jane kindly let us borrow her car and he drove us and Ben (Yates) down the coast to Byron Bay. Byron is a small town that is a haven for people who want to surf or relax. It was a beautiful bright day and it had got very hot by the time we arrived at the lighthouse at Cape Byron, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland. There was a wonderful breeze blowing and, from the top of the cliffs, we had ...
... kept seeing their tails which meant they were diving underwater for anywhere between 4-14 minutes. After 10 minutes or so without seeing anything they would pop up a distance away and the boat would have to chase after them so it was a bit cat and mouse. We got plenty of sightings of the whales but they were always a bit too far away. Luckily a pod of dolphins surrounded the catamaran and kept us entertained between whale sightings. Taking photos on the catamaran in ...