The vibe in Byron isn't something that words or images do justice to. It's constantly changing and forever the same. Truly timeless. The mornings start slow and kinda cruise on like that for the rest of the day. Later in the day, the sun slips towards the horizon. After many beautiful hours of sunshine, it blends up a cocktail of equal parts traveler and local, add a few splashes of hippy, a shot of chic, and garnish with a sprig of serenity. There is a spiritedness that carries something with it and you'll be either drawn to the apres-sun acoustic session by the beach, or find yourself drifting toward the beating drums in the distance. You'll be glad you did, no matter what you do.
Filling a day won't be an issue around here. We took a kayaking trip out around the headland and on our travels we met a few pods of dolphins, which is actually not unusual around these parts. Turtles are often also seen poking their heads above the surface to take in their surroundings. (This was my third time sharing a twin Kayak... My take away: Twin kayaks are the work of the devil. 🤪)
That evening we took a hike up to Cape Byron Lighthouse. A fantastic moderate hike up-hill, (which seemed to be uphill on the way back too🤔). The route back brings you through a rainforest and to hear the waves crashing against the shore creates a sublime symphony of nature. The evening spoils us with choices, with great dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. But The Railway Bar (or the Rails as it's known locally) is a local favorite and the live music perfectly syncs with the chilled out atmosphere. The local Beer, Stone and Wood is one of my favs and the pale ale goes down perfectly after a day of exploring.