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

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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.

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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.

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That evening we had a well deserved dinner in our service apartment right in the centre of town.

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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.

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After a 2 hour pool session, we headed out in the boat with our divemaster and dived at Julian Rocks for 40 minutes.

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I was extremely chuffed with our dive as we saw a turtle, one reef shark and plenty of wobbegong sharks.

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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.

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The weather is still a balmy 27 degree average, the water temperature is warm and the beaches are uncluttered.

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The walk to Cape Byron lighthouse is about 2km from the main town centre and it is a very scenic walk.

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There were a decent number of stairs involved and by the time we reached the lighthouse, we had broken out in a light sweat.

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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.

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We spent our last afternoon lazing on the beach and immersing ourselves in the warm sea.

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