First memorabilia; In Byron Bay, en-route to Brisbane and Cairns

A new linux shop opened in Sydney, the first in Australia apparently, and they had free food and pretty penguins! I happily got myself a linux.conf.au 2004 baseball cap, which I hope not to lose (famous last words). Went about 1000km in two days, gradually packing the car better. Prices for camping sites are not bad, despite having two gps devices ended up navigating with paper maps. The roadside is very beautiful, staying now for two nights in Byron bay, slept here (yha, cape byron, not recommended – no special reason, just expensive for what you get) yesterday and at a camp site in myall lake area the night before. The site at Myall is recommended – 15$ for car (~4 pp), next to the lake, adaquate facilities (10 minutes by bike from beach to get a shower). It seems to have started raining at this moment, so I hope we will not regret setting up the tents instead of staying in a hostel (about half price, but not worth it if everything becomes soaked). After diving here tomorrow and seeing the lighthouse (eastern most point in Sydney, yay!) will probably head to Brisbane. After that I want to get to Cairns, I may get a car, probably a rental, since I know now that 500km/day is quite doable. Broke my “do not drink into total memory loss” of two years, but at least I only don’t remember about 10 minutes of getting into my sleeping bag, during which reportedly I was laughing, so all good fun (not). Also managed to get threatened by a guy in a shower. I am now practicing the art of not looking too long at any person unless I intend to talk to them. Possibly I should consider help. Or getting a gun. Or learning how to fight. Or just get over it – according to my travelmates in germany this just happens every day.

Montage from the linux shop that opened in North Sydney

Montage from the linux shop that opened in North Sydney

My new bike rack

My new bike rack

One Response to “First memorabilia; In Byron Bay, en-route to Brisbane and Cairns”

  1. Zigmar says:

    I’ve also got myself a foldable bike, with built in rack and dirt shields 🙂 Though it does not folds so nicely as Dahon and weights more.

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