Byron Bay boasts the title of Easternmost point of Australia. This was just looking the other way from THIS shot took pointing the other way. There’s a lot of water separating the Byron Bay from New Zealand, and believe it or not, I couldn’t see all the way to NZ.
I remember this little town south of Brisbane, Australia as a surfers town. There were a lot of local shops that were open air and a lot of the locals had on typical surfer attire; many would be shoeless and/or shirtless. The weather wasn’t “hot” by any means, but temperate. The lighthouse, they say. is the Easternmost point in all of Australia as it juts out the seaboard.
We spent a good part of the day there but it was just a “drive through” stop on our trip south to Sydney from Brisbane in 2007. We’d have liked to stay a little longer, but the agenda wasn’t plotted out for it. Another memory I have of it is the kebabs they had at one of the open air stores. They were in a pita setup and were surprisingly delicious. I think this was the place. Comes highly recommended.
The flip side of the lighthouse looking down to one of the surfer beaches I had previously posted HERE, and will have to dig to find the shots I snapped there.
This shot down from the Byron Bay lighthouse had a long way to Tallow Bay where there wasn’t anyone surfing, unusually I hear… I remember it was hard to find a parking place all the way up there, and we kept looking on the sides of the road to find somewhere to park, but eventually just ended up at the top of the hill, and lo and behold, the closest spot to the lighthouse was open. Cha-ching!