Blue Mountains Adventure & Nimbin
Trip Start May 01, 2010
21Trip End Sep 02, 2010
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On our second day there, we went canyoning. This was 100x more the adventure then we expected. Lauren didn't end up coming as she hadn’t been feeling well –may have been a good choice since we were out in the Blue Mountain National Park (the size of Ireland) for well over 7 hours bush walking at first then crawling through cracks of canyons tied to a small black rope then backwards down cliffs (abseiling)
We travelled up to Ballina by plane from Sydney on Tuesday. It was a good day to travel as it was rainy in the south but when we flew in, it was sunny and about +20. We went boogie boarding on the smallest waves and went out that night to a couple local bars to celebrate Candice’s birthday. Charlene and Lauren didn’t come as they were leaving to skydive in the morning but after getting up for it, turns out it was too windy to jump.
Today we went to Nimbin. It’s the marijuana capital of Australia. It felt like stepping back about 30 plus years into this hippie ville. It was pretty much what I had pictured it being with a few more sketchy people. They weren’t as hippie-like but were more on the “I’ve done crack for the past 20 years” look. It was a riot though checking out the museum
Tomorrow we’re going sea kayaking in Byron Bay then heading to Surfers Paradise. Then off to a kayak adventure in Noosa Heads that Candice and I are going on. The group will meet up again in Fraser Island on Sunday to explore the largest sand island in the world. Hopefully there are no snakes! As I’m heading off into the adventures, there may not be an update for a bit so enjoy.