Sunday, 11 January 2015

Pacific Highway

Saturday we hired a car, leaving Sydney to start a casual drive using the Pacific Highway route towards the Gold Coast and Brisbane. We overnighted at  Coffs Harbour a coastal city in a banana and blueberry growing district, it's harbour has a large fleet of small fishing vessels. We had an exceptional meal in a Thai restaurant that was next door to our hotel, the owner who had more than a passing resemblance to Benny Hill dressed  as a Chinaman gave us a bottle of Thai beer to take away with us.

Sunday and we are at Ballina Beach resort a 100yd stroll to the beach where the life guards on duty out number the surfers 2-1.

We took a trip over to Byron Bay the town has a laid back hippy feel to it, with artisan shops, bars and backpacker travel agents surrounded by first class beaches.

It was a bit of a sodden day with the rain becoming torrential at times.. we stopped for lunch of tapas at the Balcony bar in town while we waited for the rain to stop. It never did, we had a warm shower on the way back to the car. 

Captain Cook's lookout.
Tomorrow we are off for a week of slobbing about on a beach at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

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