In 2003, I spent a year living in Byron Bay, Australia. I had a student visa as I was taking a 9-month yoga teacher training course with Yoga Arts. I had not been back to Australia since then, so it was an incredible treat to spend a few days in Byron Bay recently.
It’s amazing how much we forget and how revisiting a place triggers memories. I’d say that the same happens with photographs. They have the power to elicit memories and details that we store in the back of our brains. Walking down Johnson street down to the beach, all sorts of memories resurfaced and it was incredibly inspiring to see this beautiful place where I use to live.
I am thinking that a trip to Australia is not complete without the sighting of at least one of their crazy indigenous marsupials. I was taken a much needed break from all the stairs on the path along Byron Bay’s waterfront in the Arakwal National Park when I heard a stirring to my left. It was totally serendipitous to stop where I did, right next to a wallaby!
This is the view as you walk down to the main beach in Byron Bay first thing the morning. The headlands, topped with the Byron Bay lighthouse, are part of what makes this place so incredibly scenic.
A morning walk along the beach and around the headlands leads me to the Easternmost point of Australia.
I am normally annoyed by graffiti. But I quite liked this drawing in the public bathrooms across the street from Fundies!
I’ve decided that it’s good to have a few loooong term projects. One is a collection of photos of dogs from around the world. Say hello to this Aussie terrier.
The view of Tallows Beach from the light house.
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