Friday, April 20, 2007

Easter at Byron Bay

Byron Bay is one of my favourite places. Easter is always way too busy, due to the Blues and Roots Festival as well as just the normal tourists. But if you stay away from the shops ( and that isn't too hard as there isn't a quilt store) there are lots of wonderful places. This shot shows the lighthouse from the main beach.


Byron Bay is the most easterly point of mainland Australia. I seem to remember that it was very busy at sunrise on the first day of the new Millenium. People just wanted to be the first to see the sun I guess. Still any sunrise there is beautiful. Here's Panda with the photo taken looking east and then a shot taken the other way towards the lighthouse. As I have often seen before, there was a group of dolphins playing in the waves below. That's a sight I love to see but although I took shots the zoom on my camera just isn't good enough.



We stayed in cabins on the outskirts and this is what I saw one evening.



It was a nice week - the festival was good although there was quite a bit of rain. It is a shame that it didn't travel just two to three hours north to my garden and Queensland which desperately needs it.
Oh, and I forgot, I did get to go to a craft show at the Gold Coast on the way back. I won't show my purchases - I just got some FQs, a small ruler and a Clover marking pen but it kept me happy. There will be another craft show in Brisbane at the beginning of May so more opportunity to be tempted.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bettsy You are up early and on the computer. The holiday snaps look good but show the dreary weather in the grey sky. Nice break though.

joyce said...

Lucky you to spend time in Byron. It looks as wonderful as I remember.

Sis said...

What pretty pictures!! I would love to visit Australia. Ever since I was a little girl it was one place I vowed I'd visit. I wanna rough it in the outback :D LOL I better get there and do that before I'm too old to sleep on the ground though huh??? I'm glad that you guys had a nice trip :)

Rhonda said...

Beautiful pictures...makes me wish I were there right now.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It always rains at Byron Bay at Easter - the Blues festival must always be mud mud and more mud. No quilting shop in Byron - something should be done about that!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

What, no hemp shirts and stories of eating "funny biscuits"? Are you sure you were at the right festival? Tracey

Susan said...

That looks like a gorgeous place. Your Panda is a very pretty girl. I know this is probably crowded for Australia, but California beaches are usually wall to wall, so it's fun to see a "sparsely" populated beach!