Byron Bay at sunrise is very quiet and peaceful. Not
many are up and about so early after a night of heavy partying. I walked
along the beach and noticed a lone swimmer enjoying having the ocean
to herself. I wondered if she knew this is when sharks generally feed.
I went back for fantastic tomato, basil, and feta omelette and then perused the shops around town for a while until I
was convinced all the sharks were finished with breakfast. Walking back
down to the beach, I rented a boogie board and spent the afternoon out
on the waves. The water was very warm and clear and I stayed out a bit
too long and would pay for it later.
I watched Man U play another match over lunch and
met some more Irishmen following the game at the pub. The Reds were
once again victorious and I left a happy crowd.
Having been told there was a nice view up at the Cape
Byron Lighthouse, so I decided to make the trek, and what a trek
it was. I walked and walked and it didn't seem to be getting any closer.
After a short time, I met up with Lucy, from Korea, and she was also
seeking the lighthouse. We sort of helped each other figure out the
right paths to take and eventually we came upon Australia's most powerful
lighthouse, which sits on the most easterly tip of the country. The
view was quite nice and we enjoyed it for about ten minutes before a
huge downpour came out of nowhere. We took shelter for a time, but it
was not letting up. I figured I may as well just walk back. I was totally
drenched by the time I hit the hotel and in big need of a shower.
I enjoyed a prawn salad the Balcony
Bar and met up with some girls visiting from, Melbourne. We watched
a band play that was pretty decent and had a good night dancing and drinking.