So the famous hippy town of Byron bay i was quite looking forward to this one! We decided to stay in Arts Factory which was a bit more expensive than the other hostels but we were told it was really good and had loads of free stuff and we like free stuff! This was also mine and gems chosen location for our first surf lesson after asessing the great white situation. The town was pretty cool a bit of a hippy theme going on! We had lunch fish, i had a ceaser salad which was huge i got it cause i wasn't that hungry american portions ovr here! They had a talent show on that night at the hostel it ahd a really good vibe everyone was playing music around the balcony area. Definitly think there's some mushrooms going on. We went back to our room and met Laura from Italy Venice she was lovely she lived in London but was going home for chrsitmas to surprise her family!
The second day we walked up to the lighthouse the views were awesome, we saw a family of dolphins jumping the waves around the rocks. We walked back along the beach and saw people having surf lessons, i had sushi for lunch yum yum. Tash cooked us a egg and chesse mcmuffin for dinner :-)!
The next day we got up early for free Yoga very relaxing i still prefer pilates. We went out and booked our Surf lesson. We headed back to the hostel for our didgery doo lesson, i don't think i'll be the next Rolf arris some how but it was good fun! We then did the Bush tucker walk with crazy paul who taught us all about the properties of different flowers and plants, how to get water out of a tree, make antiseptic and mosquito repliant from different leaves. He also kindly pointed out the leaves we coulduse for toliet role good to know! We got a free beer at the end of the tour. Tash and gem went out to the bar that night to watch pauls one man band, i stayed in and got a italian lesson from Laura.
Me and tash got up early to do vegtable picking on the hostel grounds, a lovely couple owned the garden they gave us loads of salad and veg to take away! Pak Chio, a cucumber, some celery and loads of different herbs. Me and gem did our surf lesson today i was pretty nervous, it didn't start well a wave took us all out when we were trying to get out behind the waves. I stood up on my first go no for very long though! I got stuck trying to get back out so one of the instructers had to come and get me :(. My second wave was my best i did it all the way into the beach oh yea! The instructors were so good really postive and a laugh, crazy ozzies! The boards were so heavy i felt it the next morning big time!
We sunned ourselves on the beach today what else to do at Byron! We meet up with Larrisa and natalie at Cheecky Monkeys and had some bloody good pizza just before a masive fight started in the street! Typical!
Love Byron Bay!