|Byron Bay Lighthouse|
At my first hostel there was a massage parlour and everyone seemed to be high so I guess Byron is definitely a place people come to relax. Its quite a cool place to stay even if it is very expensive right now and I even did some bead shopping which also turned out rather expensive.
Yesterday, despite the very clammy weather I walked up to the lighthouse; apparently the most powerful light in the country, and stood at the most easterly point on mainland Australia. On the way back down I ended up trekking though a patch of rainforest but that was interesting too even if horrendously hot. There's nice beaches as well but with such terrible weather its not really possible to enjoy them.
Like the rest of NSW, Byron is being subjected to torrential rain but thankfully were not on a river here so I'm safe from the flooding that's devastating many places. Whenever I manage to catch the news the situation has gotten worse and more places are being evacuated. It's always rather scary to watch especially when I'm told to know your flood plan and where your nearest evacuation centre is.
|Some Byron Bay beach art|