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The Storm Dodgers

Noosa, Queensland to Byron Bay, NSW

sunny 80 °F

As the title of this blog suggests, the "big storm" we were expecting somehow never touched Big T. We had 2 amazing days in Noosa, where we hiked the coastal trail form the main beach to "Hell's Gate" (Uncle Richard you know this walk well - I believe you did it carrying Thomson on your shoulders). Noosa was swarming with people as it was the annual Christmas Kayak celebration. We were lucky to snake the 2nd to last tent spot at the Noosa Caravan Park - it felt a bit like Tent City but did the trick. We decided on a hotel room the next night...away from kayakers rigging their boats at 4am!

Once we started driving south from Noosa on Sunday, we passed Brisbane & ignored the Gold Coast exits, pulling into Byron Bay for the evening. A bit chillier here then what we are used to (which has been pretty hot), but still beautiful sunny days. We love it so much we are still here and plan to be here until Thursday! As one restaurant name suggests, "Why Not Byron." Lukin has found a bit of a swell here and I am enjoying the beautiful 7 Mile Beach - perfect for low tide runs and swims in the sea. The town of Byron Bay is a hippie surf town, full of musicians on every corner, cool beachy shops, ice cream and craft "Stone & Wood" beer. We stumbled upon a few live performances and have already bought some new CDs for the remainder of our trip home. We are reminded how much we love this scene - how music somehow makes everything better - and look forward to something similar in San Diego.

  • **ANIMAL UPDATE*** As I was typing this blog, a giant Chrissie Beetle flew into the car through the slightest crack in the window and attacked me - they love me and never Lukin for some reason. Yesterday we laughed throughout our entire dinner watching people walk into the Thai restaurant with beetles all over their backs. In addition, we wake every morning to Turkeys scratching the outside of our tent in hopes to get some scraps of food. Turkeys and Christmas Beetles...tis the season!!

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Posted by lukinktlain 13:34 Archived in Australia Tagged australia bay noosa byron

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