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Had a great time in Byron Bay and environs. The surf and “hippy” culture is pervasive. The shops, restaurants and public spaces are relaxed and people,so friendly.Why can’t the weather be this good in England, (we are headed into the depths of Australian winter)?! I’m sunbathing on the beach for gods sake and it is the equivalent of January in the UK!

Sand, so fine, it's almost powdery

Sand, so fine, it’s almost powdery

Had a look around the surrounding countryside. The townships of Mullembimby,Brunswick, and Ocean Shores offer a quality of life,domiciled by spacious private accommodation.

Got back to Sydney on Friday (25.07.14). Took another walk along the coastal path and soaked up the topography and the diverse architecture of the open aspect housing along the way.

Bondi Beach in Southern Hemisphere winter sunshine

Bondi Beach in Southern Hemisphere winter sunshine


The Aussies appear to be ferociously dedicated to keeping fit. Along the coasts and in the cities one is constantly assailed, accosted and overtaken by very “focused” individuals honing their fitness. Made me feel quite faint just watching them! Of course, this is all performed in consistently good weather. A virtuous circle.

Landed at 19:30 in Sydney, where our youngest was there to greet us and take us into town. We had used AirBnB in Hawaii with much success,so I had booked accommodation through the same outfit at a delightful place about twenty minutes walk from Rose Bay, on the opposite side of the peninsula From Bondi Beach.imageThe first few days were basically spent “mooching”, and familiarising ourselves with the area. Unfortunately our daughter was working so we were only able to meet up with her in the evenings.image

Daughter and her husband discuss which way the "pointy" end should go.

Daughter and her husband discuss which way the “pointy” end should go.

05.07.14
Flew up to Byron Bay about an hours flight time up the coast where we were due to meet our other daughter and her husband who had flown in from Tokyo earlier that day.Byron Bay is a surfer’ resort town where the sea can be quite challenging.

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Picking a spot

Picking a spot


Will be headed back to Sydney then on to Melbourne by 01.08.14

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