Hello from Byron Bay, John here with you this time – giving Kye a day off from the typing.
We only had to venture down the highway a short stint from the Gold Coast to the popular town of Byron Bay. We were here a few years ago and vowed to return.
We are staying at the First Sun Holiday Park, centred right in all the action that Byron has to offer – the closest park to the beach, shops, cafes, pubs and people.
The kids have loved being so close to the beach, we could walk out the gate and literally step onto the sand, they had so much fun playing with their trucks, getting creative in the sand. They are obviously missing our dog, as they patted every dog that came their way!
We bought them an inexpensive yet awesome kite and as it was fairly windy, they had a great time putting it to good use. They are a simple toy yet can provide so much fun for kids of all ages.
I managed to have a surf at the Pass early one morning and still got back to the van and family in time for morning tea and a walk around town. We found a pretty sweet sushi shop that backs onto the caravan park. Their sushi was A1 however I think Kye enjoyed it more than us eating it for breakfast, lunch and then tea.
The next day we took the drive east, well as east as we could go, and from Byron Bay that isn’t that far. We walked to the most eastern point of Australia. For Jack and myself, that is the northern and eastern tips of this land visited in the same holiday – only 2 more to go! The kids did an awesome job walking out to the viewing platform, then to the eastern point and then all the way up to light house. They did even better job of walking all the way back again. It’s not really that far, but for kids aged 4, 6 and 8 who always seem to think about their stomachs and when the next time they get to put food in them, it was a superb effort. The whole time we were out there, we saw countless whales frolicking in the distance that was truly spectacular. Every time you glanced at the ocean, you saw a splash somewhere.
Each time we return to Byron we feel older and older. Now to some of you, that sounds normal as it is but each time return the fashion evolves, develops and changes, making us feel older. It seems that the fashion of today’s spring chickens – younger than ourselves – anything goes. And perhaps it is highlighted with the diversity and individuality of residents and visitors of Byron Bay. Keep it up I recon.
We wish we had more time to spend here but we don’t. Only 10 more days left and this family needs to continue to trek south. Who knows where we will set up camp next.