We arrived in Alstonville Sunday night and were greeted by Duncan, our HelpX host. Duncan welcomed us in and served tea - a perfect welcome for a couple of tired travelers.
Duncan and Caroline (who is currently abroad) own and operate the Alstonville cottage business on a beautiful property overlooking rolling hills and the ocean. We started Monday morning with our first HelpX tasks, which included some cottage cleaning, painting and calf-corralling. By lunch time our work was done.
After lunch with Duncan, I took a nap and Marc did some exploring. We stayed on the site and visited the property with some help from Sam, the family dog, who seemed to love showing us around the property. We also met the two donkeys, the horse and the chickens.
We had a great dinner with Duncan and his son Peter... Wonderful company and conversation.
After a little TV we headed to bed, tired after a busy day.
More news soon.
Ps - cover pic is the Byron Bay lighthouse ... We haven't been there yet but are planning a visit on the weekend.