Thursday, August 21, 2014

Byron Road Trip - Day 2

Camping for me, means early bed time and seemingly far too early awakenings, it didn't help that the camp site had a lot of birds also to musically awaken us. Taking gremlin for a walk on the leash in the morning didn't help the situation either (sorry tent neighbours for those extra bird squawks). Getting up early does have it's perks though like getting to take pictures in pretty light! We headed to the lighthouse and had a fun hour exploring :) Did you know the lighthouse sits on the most easterly block in Australia *nerds out*


The lighthouse area had a very Tasmania vibe to me!


Apart from a large group of women whom Ben was very interested to ease drop on their discussions of yoga- the place was pretty empty so we got our model on :p


Actually one of the lovely yoga ladies offered to take our photo. I must say I freaked out when I realised I had recently changed my focus to back button focusing (sound familiar Dani?) and that I also needed to explain that my lenses don't zoom but she was a champ about it :) 
















We ended up having breakfast at bay leaf cafe, I can totally recommend their coffee. I joke that I'm a coffee expert because I've had ten coffees in my life and since I don't really like coffee I can tell when it doesn't taste extra bad :p lol







I loved seeing all the cute bikes around Byron :)

After breakfast we headed to whites beach, known for its white sand and crystal waters :)






It was here we learned that gremlin isn't particularly fond of surfers.  Or more importantly surfers in full black wet suits who run towards tiny kittens carrying their surfboard. We decided to cut our beach time short because of this - I think Gremlin appreciated it.




On the way home Ben's car was making a fun sound, so we checked it in at a mechanics and lounge around in the tent until it was ready (no drama just a loose stone caught up in the wheel guard thingy!)

It was a good excuse for a cat nap anyway :) Did I mention an hour into our journey I realised I forgot the air mattress - we actually ended up buying a twin set of pillows for our second night and I can say (that extra hip padding) meant the World of difference to our sleep.

At night we had pre-dinner sushi snacks at kinoko. I had actually planned a huge night of feasting but by dinner number two I was out :p



Dinner number 2 being at miss margaritas - a Mexican joint I'd happily recommend (they also do a mean piña colada!) Despite having had three in my life -the last two within a week of each other the waitress was pretty insistent that there's was the best and I should try it. I'm glad she twisted my arm on that one.  As a fallout to having one too many piña colada's I now cannot stop hearing that particular song everywhere! Have you guys seen Guardians of the Galaxy? I just saw it the other night and it put the song straight back into my brain (great movie btw!) Sorry if the song is now stuck in your head!
                        Catch Day 1 here
                         and Day 3 here

18 comments:

  1. yeah,it all seems super fun :D

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    1. yay it was - such a lovely part of the World too!

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  2. crazy beautiful pictures!

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  3. These photographs are incredible! The sky is so clear!! This is without a doubt my favorite post so far. It looks like y'all had an epic time!

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  4. The pictures of your breakfast have convinced me to take the trip down to Byron.

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    1. :) he he he bay leaf rocks! You definitely need to visit Byron!

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  5. oh god, I'd kill to go there. to go for a walk along that huge bay... must be wonderful!!

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    1. It's a touristy spot so I often think to avoid it but on the other hand there is always a reason for places being popular. Winter is a smart or stupid choice to visit (depends on how you look at it).
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  6. Lighthouses! I have just realised I haven't visited one before. Must do one day! You take beautiful photographs.

    Katrina Sophia

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    1. oh you have to I think I'm just shy of visiting my tenth lighthouse :)

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  7. I love that you and Ben got your model on. The photos looks so awesome and I love seeing your happy faces. You look like you have a ton of fun together.

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    1. I actually have to remember to take photos of my face (sounds slightly odd!) but I'll get home from a holiday and realise I only have foot photos :P lol

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  8. Gooorgeous pictures! I love them all, but specially the one with you two together (cheesy of me) oh! and fun you changed your focus button ;) This place is so so nice, but I think it's your pictures that make me want to fly there and extend my vacations a little more ;) Sorry that Gremlin didn't like the surfers, I get what he was not liking ;P Sushi and Piña colada yay for ending the day like this, oh! and the movie was soo good (loved all the 80s references!)

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    1. :) How good was the Guardians soundtrack! Do you guys watch Parks and Recreation? Not sure if it's your type of comedy but definitely worth checking out - the main dude in Guardian plays a silly character in the show as well!

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  9. Hahaha, back button focusing + non-zoom lens + kind people who wants to take you a couple pic, my nightmare xD How do you feel about the back button focus? It's a little weird at the beginning but there is no-return when you get used to. I really love all the pics of your trip, what a wonderful light you had! And that australian red mailbox! I think I get nuts if some day we visit Queensland and find one like that. Btw, all the yummy food makes me wonder what's the traditional cuisine in Australia, have you got some iconic dish?

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    1. Oh man I love the back button focus so much - I will never go back! (well you know what I mean :P). Since Australia is a young country (not in terms of our indigenous culture) but the British (settlement/invasion) oops getting a bit political here - we don't have many (or any?) iconic dishes. Lucky for our immigrant population who brought with them lovely cuisines :) So we have the typical, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, thai, Chinese, etc. places to go. I guess when describing modern Australian food I'd say a big fat piece of steak (not my cup of tea) or on the cheap end - meat pies (though I think we stole that from New Zealand) and then we have some super sweet desserts like Pavlova (also may have stolen that from New Zealand!). Anyway lots of meat based dishes.

      I think I'm rambling. I'll finish off by saying you guys have to come visit!!

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