Over Anzac day long weekend, Isabella, Jo, Mae and I flew to Byron Bay for a fun filled getaway. Isabella had gone out drinking the night before so she wasn’t in what you would call a prime condition.
Luckily for her, I had booked us into a 2 hour kayak tour. Just the sort of activity to ease a hangover! hahahah
Even though I felt in the best of health, I found kayaking for 40 minutes challenging, especially as we were heading out against the current.
Our guide promised us a nice and easy pace but neither Isabella nor I felt he lived up to his promise. We stopped for a tea break before kayaking the same way back.
That evening we had a well deserved dinner in our service apartment right in the centre of town.
The next morning we headed out nice and early for our refresher scuba lesson. Mae and I were doing the scuba refresher course while Isabella did the introductory dive course.
After a 2 hour pool session, we headed out in the boat with our divemaster and dived at Julian Rocks for 40 minutes.
I was extremely chuffed with our dive as we saw a turtle, one reef shark and plenty of wobbegong sharks.
I think we picked a really good time of year to visit Byron Bay. The peak tourist season is over so the crowds have dispersed.
The weather is still a balmy 27 degree average, the water temperature is warm and the beaches are uncluttered.
The walk to Cape Byron lighthouse is about 2km from the main town centre and it is a very scenic walk.
There were a decent number of stairs involved and by the time we reached the lighthouse, we had broken out in a light sweat.
The great thing about getting some exercise on your holidays is that it builds up a decent appetite and you feel less guilty when you pig out.
We spent our last afternoon lazing on the beach and immersing ourselves in the warm sea.