Our first weekend in Australia was spent with our friends, Alys and Boz, who live 300km north of Bellingen. On Friday 14th December after a bacon and mushroom gluten free wrap we visited Sawtell where there was a lovely beach and plenty of seagulls. We drove to the Big Banana and visited another cheese shop where we bought 3 cheeses for our hosts. We stopped at Byron Bay to get some medication and I saw some hippies walking around on the streets without shoes on. We met Alys and Boz in Mullumbimby where Boz works at a Vietnamese restaurant and then, while Boz started work, the three of us spent some time at Brunswick Head. I had my first swim in the sea too and we didn’t see any sharks.
In the evening we had fish and chips in Pottsville and we opened the Irongate wine.
That weekend was spent visiting a farmer’s market in Pottsville, going to the beaches at Brunswick and Kingscliffe, river swimming and having BBQ food again – I was definitely enjoying Australia!