Sunset over Byron
After a day of driving around the north coast of New South Wales and catching up with family and friends, Jo and I timed it perfectly to walk the length of the beach and back to our Clarke's Beach cabin (http://www.clarkesbeach.com.au/) beneath the sunset's palette.
We finished the day and our week long stay in the Bay with a barbecue dinner. The outdoor amenities at this park, including a 160 cm flatscreen, lounges and free gas barbies are set above the sand dunes and provide unhindered views of the ocean and shoreline from The Pass in the south to Kingscliff to the north. The cool thing about the whole deal at Clarke's Beach was the sharing of condiments (we forgot our tomato sauce, someone else the cooking oil) and conversations beneath a star-filled sky, while the rest of the world laboured on un-noticed somewhere in the background.
I think Robbie James from Gangajang does a great job of summing up Byron Bay for me with his awesome 'Forgotten Beach' track that you can check out right here.
Robert James is the guitarist with classic Australian band GANGgajang (www.ganggajang.com). Here is his fantastic solo single, Forgotten Beach (Byron Bay) from his 2006 album Secrets In The Sand - for sale at www.ganggajang.com and iTunes.