Bodyboarding and the Lighthouse

Trip Start Jan 19, 2013
Trip End Apr 12, 2013

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Flag of Australia  , New South Wales,
Sunday, February 17, 2013

We got up a lot earlier this morning which was surprising considering our previous late night. We were up in time to get breakfast in the hostel cafe so while I had some toast, Rikki went for a fruit salad to start the day off. The weather had cleared up a little and there was even some sunny spells so we decided to hire some bodyboards from the front desk and try and catch some waves.

We made our way down to the beach, luckily our hostel is only about a five minute walk away so we were soon setting up our beach towels and heading into the sea. The waves were a lot tamer compared to Bondi which made for a nicer swim. And while the waves weren't massive it was still a lot of fun, riding our bodyboards into shore. After a while, I left Rikki in the water and waded my way back to shore to dry off for a bit. It took me ages to find where we'd left our stuff though! I was walking up and down like a lost soul for ages before I saw the pink of my towel! Rikki came and joined me a while later and we sat on the sand for a while. It wasn't particularly sunny but still warm and nice enough to sit out in.

We'd been told that it was worth walking up to the lighthouse so after grabbing a quick lunch and getting changed out of our beachwear, we walked along the subtly named, Lighthouse Road. It was quite a long way but well worth it for the views we got of the Bay. En route we discovered some more beaches that looked really nice and secluded. We also stopped for a while at the most Eastern point of mainland Australia and duly got our photos taken. We then made our final ascent up to the lighthouse. The lighthouse itself was fairly average looking but it did have a really nice view down onto Byron Bay and the coast.

Once we had a quick stop there, we carried on the walking track that would lead us back down into the town. It took us through some woodland area. It was quite a lob walk through here and at one point I got a little freaked out when I saw a lizard to the side of the path. We'd been told that someone had seen snakes in the same area so I picked up the pace after that...I didn't want to hang around too long and meet the local wildlife!

Back at the hostel we spent time in our room chatting to the other guys and then popped out for a pizza dinner. We decided not to take it back to the hostel and instead walked to the beach and ate overlooking the sand and sea, which was a rather pleasant way to spend the evening. The rest of which was spent skyping and repacking our bags ready for our morning coach to Surfer's Paradise.
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