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The Roadtrip Diaries – Byron Bay fun times and farewell to the swedes!

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!

First light rising over the swell lines of the Pacific Ocean
First light rising over the swell lines of the Pacific Ocean
We witnessed first light in Australia, at the Cape Byron Lighthouse
We witnessed first light in Australia, at the Cape Byron Lighthouse

After we cooked pancakes down at Wategos beach and assessed the surf.

Hannah from Sweden relaxing in the hammock
Hannah from Sweden relaxing in the hammock
The Swedes make pancakes for breakfast
The Swedes make pancakes for breakfast

It was Gemma’s first time surfing and although the conditions weren’t ideal for learning she still bravely conquered some waves.

Gemma from Scotland stoked on surfing
Gemma from Scotland stoked on surfing
Gemma from Scotland tries surfing for the first time at Wategos Beach
Gemma from Scotland tries surfing for the first time at Wategos Beach

We enjoyed the sunset at the Pass in the afternoon.

Lonely surfer girl stares in to yonder at the pass
Lonely surfer girl stares into the yonder at the pass
Jamming at the Pass
Jamming at the Pass

After jamming on the beach and  a few cock + bulls we headed out to town.

Party night in Byron powered by Cock + Bull
Party night in Byron powered by Cock + Bull

We witnessed an amazing band at the Great Northern Hotel that night.

House of Lawerance preforming at The Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay
House of Lawrence performing at The Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay

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!

We say our goodbye
We say goodbye to Jonah, Erik and Hannah

 

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The Roadtrip Diaries – Our visit to Nimbin..Not what you’d expect!

An old lady trying to sell you hash cookies, witnessing very casual drug deals going down in alley ways,  Batista’s pulling cones while making  our coffees are all thing you could expect in a place like Nimbin. But, we had a different trip.. We Camped out the night at Nimbin show grounds.

Camping at the Nimbin Showgrounds a cheap alternative.
Camping at the Nimbin Showgrounds a cheap alternative.

In the morning the guys were keen to head into town, we scouted for a parking spot and in the process stumbled upon the Nimbin skate park, we spontaneously decided to shred some crete. It was fun skating with our swedish friends.

Undoubtedly one of the best skate parks on the East coast of Australia.
Undoubtedly one of the best skate parks on the East coast of Australia.

After an intense session, we worked up quite a sweat. A local told us that we could cool off in the community pool right next to the skate park, even better it was free!

Cooling off and playing with the beach ball at the nimbin's free pool
Cooling off and playing with the beach ball at the Nimbin’s free pool
Jonah and Hannah from Sweden doing some pool gymnastics
Jonah and Hannah from Sweden doing some pool gymnastics

After having a wander in town and some lunch we decided to hit the road again. A local tipped us off about a local swimming hole with a tree swing we were sold and decided to try our luck and discover it for ourselves.

An amazing secluded waterhole just outside of Nimbin
An amazing secluded waterhole just outside of Nimbin

Well, If we weren’t spontaneous travellers we probably would have had expectations and this definitely exceeded it tenfold. You could imagine how we felt not having any to begin with..Pummmmmped!

Jonah walking out on the deadlog jump
Jonah walking out on the deadlog jump

Woah! This setup was crazy, 20 mtr high jungle swing into a big open swimming hole.

Jonah from Sweden braces as he launches out on the 20 metre high rope swing
Jonah from Sweden braces as he launches out on the 20 metre high rope swing

This was the highlight for the Swedes during their trip.

Erik from Sweden take on the Jungle swing.
Erik from Sweden take on the Jungle swing.

There was a small cascade and a natural diving board in the form of a dead log extending out from the rock, a perfect platform for backflips.

Hannah from Sweden, the backflip queen of Hanging Rock
Hannah from Sweden, the backflip queen of Hanging Rock
Jonah from Sweden, Backflip off the deadlog jump
Jonah from Sweden, Backflip off the deadlog jump

I definitely felt like we had the all round Nimbin experience and you can see why the locals love and proud of where they live, it definitely is a very unique and special place unlike any other.

The gang take a moment to enjoy the sunset south of Nimbin
The gang take a moment to enjoy the sunset south of Nimbin. 

 

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