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Byron Bay Roady

We hoped our shipping from Dubai would be delivered before Easter, but that was wishful thinking.   Rather than sit around an empty house we decided to head down to Byron Bay for a few nights.  Leaving it so late to book accommodation we were really lucky that a farm stay in the hinterland had a late cancellation & we were in luck.  We left on Friday & instead of heading straight down the coast we decided to take the scenic route!  We spent the day driving in the Gold Coast/Northern New South Wales hinterland & it was stunning! We set out towards Springbrook, then down to Murwillimbah & on to Uki cafe for coffee.

A slight wrong turn had us heading towards Nimbin but we soon realised & back-tracked to get on the correct road which took us on a dirt road through a national park over to Mullumbimby.  We had lunch at Brunswick Heads, the best felafel pockets from Yami & CJ got some fine fish n chips as he insisted he doesn’t like felafel (tired boy).

Byron Bay was just down the road so we picked up some supplies & headed up to the farm.  I had a cold & was feeling pretty bad but it had been a day of really magnificent scenery.  That night we slept in REAL BEDS!  The first time in months.

off to collect eggs :-0

Saturday morning & my dream of fresh organic eggs came to an end when CJ & A came back from egg collection duty empty handed.  CJ exclaiming “The chicken tried to attack A & flapped his wings at him with all his might!”  Hmm, avocado on toast it was.  Back in the car & off to Bangalow for a coffee stop, this was one of my favourite towns, along with Brunswick Heads.  It was quite a drive to the middle of nowhere & the famous Nimbin. We bought a bit of tie-dye but it was a bit tacky really, sort of commercialised & not the cute little hippy town we were expecting.  We decided to leave Nimbin & drove back to Byron for lunch & a look at the beach.

Then back to the farm for a bit of boating.

The Easter bunny came on Saturday night so we had chocolate for breakfast (& shop bought organic eggs!).  It was strange drizzly weather but we went up to the light house & then to the markets.  Talk about market heaven, very much my cup of tea.  CJ & MC were both grumbly so we didn’t hang around long & headed home ,stopping back at Yami where Cosmo ate loads of felafel.

Happy Easter!

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