Byron Bay

Photo Diary: Australia Week One

Dean and I are currently half way through a 3 week vacation in Australia. Our first week has consisted of copious amounts of sunbathing and jumping waves in the sea. With the water reaching temperatures of mid 20's, it makes a pleasant change being able to swim in the sea comfortably unlike the North Sea's freezing temperatures back home. We also took a trip to our favourite coastal town, Byron Bay. If you've ever been to Byron Bay then you will understand it's indescribable ability to capture ones heart and leave you with the longing to never leave. Our trip including a surprise proposal from Dean at our favourite spot, Byron Bay lighthouse, and of course I said yes! 

My initial plan, over this 3 week holiday, was to completely go cold turkey on the blog, Instagram and Twitter but with a lot of free down time available in the evenings, alongside reading, I've been using it to tweet and post a few bits here and there. Plus, if I'd waited till my return to the UK to begin compiling photo diaries, I hate to think how many photos I'd have to sift through. Below is a small collection [or should I say cull, there was 400+ to start with!] of images from our first week down under. 

Rainbow Bay

Rainbow Bay

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Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads

View from Burleigh Hill

View from Burleigh Hill

The Pocket  - Burleigh [Best falafel on the Gold Coast]

The Pocket - Burleigh [Best falafel on the Gold Coast]

Shakshuka - poached eggs in tomato and capsicum sauce with tunisian spices w/ tahina and pita pocket

Shakshuka - poached eggs in tomato and capsicum sauce with tunisian spices w/ tahina and pita pocket

Snapper Rocks pool 

Snapper Rocks pool 

Snapper Rocks 

Snapper Rocks 

Snapper Rocks 

Snapper Rocks 

Rock Pool at Snapper Rocks

Rock Pool at Snapper Rocks

Byron Bay Lighthouse walk

Byron Bay Lighthouse walk

Byron Bay Lighthouse

Byron Bay Lighthouse

Deans proposal spot

Deans proposal spot

Belongil beach - this beach is situated in front of the hostel we stayed in at Byron. 

Belongil beach - this beach is situated in front of the hostel we stayed in at Byron. 

BBR - The best hostel in Byron 

BBR - The best hostel in Byron 

Bayleaf  - best brunch spot in Byron 

Bayleaf - best brunch spot in Byron 

Sweet potato flat breads w/ fried eggs, cauliflower puree and some other bits that I can't remember but it was delicious. 

Sweet potato flat breads w/ fried eggs, cauliflower puree and some other bits that I can't remember but it was delicious. 

Wategos Beach

Wategos Beach

View from The Pass at Byron 

View from The Pass at Byron 

Indulgent pancakes at DIP in Byron 

Indulgent pancakes at DIP in Byron