Today we got a rental car from Europecar and started our drive down the Gold Coast Hwy. The weather was great despite all the forecasts showing us thunderstorms during our entire stay. Once we got to Byron Bay, I headed for a hostel that was a little out of town, but right across the street from the beach. The rooms were cheap, and it had a nice feel to it. After check in, I headed to the beach and enjoyed the sun and playing in the waves. I’ve forgotten how fun it is to just try to surf the waves by using just yourself, and how much energy it takes! The day was gorgeous and I headed back to the hostel to have dinner. I had a great trout, avacado, pear, pumpking salad and relaxed while reading the latest edition of Who! (OZ’s People Magazine). After dinner, I headed back to the town to find some dessert and gelato as I watched a sand sculptor complete his masterpiece on the beach with candles. Beautiful day, beautiful night. I’m glad I came!