Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Byron Bay Eastern most point of Australia 11th March

Arrived at Byron Bay after one hell of a storm on the road. A few big riggs going faster than us , overtaking in conditions where you could barely even see 4 meters in front  of you!

 Before we hit the storm!
 Coming out the storm. It was a unique picture with just a small lining of the sunset!

We are staying at Byron Bay Beach Hotel, it was only meant to be for one night but the french girl convinced us to stay one more night as there was a restaurant next door called the Tree House reopening after a fire had burnt it down a year ago and apparently the place is famous for its pizzas in Byron. So we ended up there an extra nightinstead of driving to the Gold Coast for a night. We knew that we would be getting up at sparrows to drive to Brisbane airport to get our flight to Whitsundays at 9.15am!  We went into town for dinner. Wow talk about such a hippie town. So many travellers but most end up staying here longer and finding work. Such a laid back place and if you asked someone for directions or help it was a matter of thinking long and hard of what you said/asked before you were given and answer like ''ah I don't know'' or '' uh I think you take the next (long pause) left mate''.

We took a drive out to see Broken Head Nature reserve and surf point however the surf wasn’t very good as there had been some stormy weather the last few days and the beach break was foam with foam mounds being deposited on the sand.

Looking for an explanation I found "Sea foam, ocean foam, beach foam, or spume is a type of foam created by the agitation of seawater, particularly when it contains higher concentrations of dissolved organic matter (including proteins, lignins, and lipids)[1] derived from sources such as the offshore breakdown of algal blooms. These compounds can act as surfactants or foaming agents. As the seawater is churned by breaking waves in the surf zone adjacent to the shore, the presence of these surfactants under these turbulent conditions traps air, forming persistent bubbles that stick to each other through surface tension." Ref  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_foam

 As soon as we got to the beach we noticed some crabs scurrying along however they would suddenly disappear right in front of you, after watching a little closer the white coloured crabs would actually dig perfectly round holes and disappear in them!

 Dave and I love to annoy the hell out of the sea gulls that are lying on the beach. Because when you run up to them and they flap and fly up all over the place they make a noise and get their feathers all fluffed up in a huff about being disturbed. Its funny!

After some walking on the beach we decided to head to the other side of the lighthouse as we would be a little more sheltered from the wind that was starting to pick up.

After our beach walk we took a drive round to the light house this is what we saw above.

Another storm brewing back in Byron Bay!

 Every litre of fuel saved cuts Greenhouse gasses by 2.8kg!
 One of the surfers still out after the wind and tides changed still the biggest paddle ever and if you notice the sand bank below is about to take effect!

 We made it to the Eastern most point of Australia! 

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