Our last day of The Roadtrip Diaries project started with an early morning hike down to treachery.
The Frenchies got wet and surfed, while we enjoyed being immersed in the yellow, blue and green contrast of nature that surrounded us.
We took to the road headed for our final destination Catherine Hill Bay.
A bush fire had just recently ripped through Catherine Hill Bay destroying everything in its path, even the historic pier was damaged. We made our way down a trail through a post apocalyptic scene before arriving at a cliff appropriately named “spinal tap” the idea is to run and jump out off the 25 m cliff to avoid hitting the rocks below. Everyone seemed hesitant at first but it was only a matter of time before one of us took it on with everyone following.
“the craziest experience of my life” said one traveller. it surely was an epic climax to the trip.
The last experience we would share together was exactly how it started. A BBQ in a scenic location with good wine (thanks Cock+ Bull!) good friends and a mesmerizing sunset.
We would like to thank everyone who shared this experience with us Anthea, Luke, Jarrad , Emma from Australia, Erica and Tyler from America, Kari and Shannelle from Canada, Lin from Brazil, Dave from England, Peirre and Perrick from France, Mark and Gemma from Scotland, Florian and Phillip from Austria, Hannah, Erik, Jonah from Sweden and all the other travellers and locals that we met along the way! Thanks to cock + bull for the wine and We Travel Company for making this trip a reality!
It was an early start to catch the sunrise at the Cape Byron lighthouse. This is the first place the sun graces the shore in Australia a spectacular sight worth getting out of bed for!
After we cooked pancakes down at Wategos beach and assessed the surf.
It was Gemma’s first time surfing and although the conditions weren’t ideal for learning she still bravely conquered some waves.
We enjoyed the sunset at the Pass in the afternoon.
After jamming on the beach and a few cock + bulls we headed out to town.
We witnessed an amazing band at the Great Northern Hotel that night.
The next morning ,we said farewell to our Swedish friends. They had an amazing time being a part of the experience and we were sure glad to meet them and share the experience, it was a sad goodbye. Enjoy your time in Australia swedes and hope to see you again!