Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Byron Bay, Baby!

Well, I think I've found my home away from home away from home. Byron Bay is the pandas' pancreas. It might be the fact that it's such a small town, or the laid back atmosphere, or the people who busk in the streets at about any time of day or night. Or maybe it's the beautiful beaches and gorgeous water. But it's probably the fact that I feel so comfortable here. Low down to earth, very natural and subdued. The internet cafe is playing Cat Empire (score!) instead of hard techno, which is refreshing. The other day, while writing a letter, a lady sat down at my (not really mine) picnic table and we started talking about writing, and in no time at all I discovered that she's writing a book herself, and I ended up inspiring her to go home and write! The other night I was out with my friend Dan from Israel (way cool guy) and we ended up sitting on a bench with this aboriginal guy. I just love Byron.

So, I went surfing.
Yes, and It was a blast. I went with a surf school called black dog surfing *cough* plug! *cough* which was a good choice, for sure. My instructor Dan was like, Austrian/Australian or something funky, but way cool. I didn't do too bad, actually! Take that, Judy! I liked it! I caught quite a few waves, stood up okay, and had a blast (see pictures). The only thing is they put you on these MASSIVE boards, like, 9 footers, and so it's uber different when you upgrade to a normal board. It's a challenge now that I'm borrowing my buddy Sam's board, but I got up a couple times today too. And tomorrow morning, Dan and I are going out early, like 730 to hit Tallows beach and then go to the quarry to do some cliff jumping by the waterfall. Super awesome! I'm going to stay here for a while, even though the hostel is mega expensive ($36 a night... it's the recession, i'm sure. not the fact that it's a popular tourist destination). So, I'm off now to cook up some super soft tacos. See y'all!

And now, for all the Polaks:
Po Polsku!
Znajduie sie w Byron bay! To jest super miasto w ktorym mozna chodzic caly dzien i rozmawiac z localow. To male miasto, i wrzyscy znaomi sa. Ludzie chodza i graja instrumentami wrzendzie i po kazdych godzinach. Ja z kolegiem pochodzilismy po miescie po nocy, i poznalizmy prawdziwego aboriginala! Plaze tu sa piekne, piasek super i woda przezroczysta! Ja uwielbiam tutaj! Chyba tutaj zostane, nawet ze jest bardzo drogo ($36 na noc!) ale jest pienkny hostel i mam tutaj duzo kolegow i kolezanek. I surfuje! Porzedlem na naluke i szedlo mi wspaniale! Jutro ide z kolegiem rano zeby zlapac dobre fale!