During our weeks in Byron Bay we would walk the 2+ kilometers up the lighthouse path almost every day. We had sold our car by then, and we were eating $5 Domino’s pizzas for supper most nights, so it seemed like kind of a smart move to get as much exercise as possible.
The views are amazing, there are benches along the viewpoints so you can sit and watch the surfers, and we were there during whale season so we hung out up there for hours trying to spot whales and dolphins.
The first time we made the trip, I was so enchanted by the view of Watego’s beach that I didn’t see the stair in front of me, and I stubbed my toe so hard that I thought it was broken.
After several long minutes of fuming and general hatred toward the entire universe, I was able to keep walking, but about 5 steps later I was looking out at the beach again and I almost stepped on a big lizard.
I can’t remember what they are called, but I was told by the guy at the Billabong Sanctuary that they have one of the strongest bites in the animal kingdom and that one bite could easily take off a good chunk of finger or toe.
I saw it just in the nick of time, and almost flung myself over the cliff trying to avoid stepping on it. I managed to keep my gaze firmly on my feet after that.
By the time we got to the bottom of the hill, to Watego’s, I was hot, sweaty, injured and grumpy. But the beach was so beautiful that it didn’t take me long to get over it.
On our last trip to Watego’s before we left, we happened to have front row seats to a wedding with the cutest flowergirl, and the most epic balloon in the history of the world, so I had to throw in a picture of her just to share the joy.