Barrington Tops, Surf Camp and Byron Bay
16 Mar 2006
|Hey, time for some more funny reading.
After Blue Mountains I spent one last night in Sydney, next morning I was on a bus to Barrington Tops a crazy farm in the middle of no-where. They also had kangaroos on their land, but the best thing was by far kayaking on a white-water river AT NIGHT!
We each had an inflatable single kayak (sit-on-top), and did some test runs before it got dark. I even got to hang out with the instructor and do some spinning around in the white-water while others were resting, because I had some okay experience and skill he said. Always nice to hear you don't suck at something. I got stuck on rocks twice, but got off without flippin... Yeaah
Next stop was Surf Camp. Believe it or not, but I AM SURFING! And it's SO much fun! We should do this at home - definitely. After one cool day of surfing we had a BBQ and I got some not-so-cool diarrhea... #%*&$
Next day the lucky ones without diarrhea got a second surf lesson, I just stayed close to the toilet with a good book. Yummy.
After the surfing we drove for 6 hours all the way to Byron Bay - the ultimate surfing spot on the East Coast (some say). I love it here and am staying for three full days. Very nice. I'm well again and catching up on the surfing lessons, I just booked another one tomorrow! I'm hooked!
Today I've been snorkeling with Sea Turtles!!! It was truly amazing. I got a few good photos, so don't miss them!
Tomorrow was supposed to be my "day off" but as I just wrote, I'm going surfing! :-)