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Byron Bay: Glorious!

Byron Bay: Glorious!

This post has no news or airline or hotel relevance at all. It’s just to revel in the glory of the weather and countryside and beach of the Byron Bay area, where I am currently stationed and have been since 30 December 2020.

a large orange shrimp statue
The Ballina Bunnings giant prawn.

The beach may be steadily disappearing at Main Beach and the Pass, but the town is still as vibrant as ever, weather hot and perfect, even when it rains. The atmosphere is relaxed despite being overpopulated by capital city escapees and way too many Audi, Mercedes and BMW tanks crowding the streets. If I see one more custom matte black duco job, I may scream.

a beach with people on it
The Pass and Clarke’s Beach still are actual beaches especially at low tide.

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I love digital, except when my phone dies, which happened to me on the last night of my recent visit to New Zealand

Despite Main Beach basically not being there any longer due to erosion, and the Beach Cafe almost falling into the sea, Byron remains a tourist mecca with the usual number of young, beautiful, backpackers with European and South American accents populating the service staff and surfing breaks across the coastal town.

This year there seem to be a few more escapees from capital cities, and maybe a smattering of those left over from cancelled schoolies weeks.

After coming here most Christmas/New Year periods for the last 30 years, I still love it. Having long term friends here and a comfortable home to stay in helps.

Thanks to M & P and A & J for putting us up, and for your company and friendship.

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