Apparently you’re not legally allowed to sleep in your car there either, but nobody stopped me and the car park had another few cars and vans in it.
I awoke, enjoyed the sunrise at the main beach at Byron Bay.
Then I drove round to Cape Byron. I made the short walk to stand at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland.
It was still early and later that day I had arranged to meet up with George Sutton who I worked with in 2009 during my fourth season working at Best Break. Best Break is a seafront food and drinks unit by Bournemouth beach in the South of England. Since I started working there in 2004, I have met people of 28 different nationalities just from that one job…
George Sutton was from the Gold Coast, and next up on my road trip I would indeed end up in the Gold Coast.
I texted George who was working and arranged to meet him at his flat later that afternoon. IN the meantime I had time to have breakfast at Tweed Heads (the last town in New South Wales before crossing the border into Queensland) and do a day of sightseeing round the sunshine seaside resort of “Coolie”, there I was in Coolangatta. It was hot and a beautiful typical Australian beach side town.
Travelled from – Byron Bay
Travelled to – Coolangatta
Road Trip Distance So Far – 2,112 kilometres
Key Song –
Pulp – Sunrise:
SUNRISE/RAINRISE AT BYRON BAY:
AT CAPE BYRON:
ARRIVAL AT COOLANGATTA:
RELAXING WITH A FRUIT SMOOTHIE AT COOLANGATTA: