Byron Bay! - Cody Bauer
Let me preface this post with the following: Byron Bay was awesome!!
We left Friday morning about 9, and had a quick hour bus ride to some of Australia’s surf outlet malls. There was Billabong, Quicksilver, Roxy, and all those stores we could shop in and had some pretty good discounts. That was cool and all, but I was ready to get to the beach.
We drove another 20 minutes and stopped at the Gold Coast to see the beaches and ocean. It was absolutely breathtaking.
After going on a short little hike, we hopped back on the bus and headed to Byron Bay. Some people got dropped off to go skydiving (which I haven’t done..yet…), and my group got dropped off to go snorkeling.
We then got on wetsuits hopped in a shuttle bus that drove us to the beach. Our captain, Dennis, got us all in his little boat with 2 100HP motors on the back. Needless to say, we were flying through the ocean (literally, we caught some good air on a few waves). After a 10 minute cruise across the ocean, we got dropped off by this little island and we could swim around it and see all the fish and turtles and sharks. Yes, we did see a few Nurse Sharks swimming along the bottom. They looked mean, but I guess they don’t attack!