Thursday, January 26, 2006

Day 5 & 6 - Byron Bay

Note: I have added pictures to the previous post. (I had been paying $.55 a minute at the hotel!) I have wireless internet access for the next few days, so there should be a boat load more photos!!!

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A view from Janet and Simon's backyard into the rainforest.

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A view from Janet and Simon's backyard into the rainforest, part 2.

We arrived in Byron Bay around 8 p.m. last night. The Williams met us in a small little village called Federal and we followed them to their house. They live in a very hidden area that backs to the most beautiful rainforest. Pictures can't even describe the view they have. It is more than picturesque, it is breath taking.

It was great seeing everyone again since we have always managed to miss them when we are in the U.K. It was great seeing their girls Jessica, 8 and Susie 5. They are beautiful little girls and Gemma was so thrilled to have cousins to play with on her trip to Australia.

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Today was Australia Day, so instead of trying to beat the crowds we just chilled out at the house and had our own little party. We swam, ate, swam some more and ate some more. The kids were exhausted at the end of the day. Gemma has been quite the nudist since we arrived and her and Susie decided to go on the swing in the middle of a down pour.

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Susie and Gemma played all afternoon. I am sure Gemma will sleep like a rock tonight.


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Simon and I cooked dinner for everyone. We had lovely fish, chips and veggie kabobs.

Tomorrow morning Jonny will try his hand at surfing with Simon. We are also going to try and explore Byron Bay and hit the beach. More pictures of this beautiful part of the country tomorrow!

2 comments:

VeryApeAZ said...

It's so beautiful there. Does Janet and Simon need a houseboy? I don't cook or clean but have been known to provide witty and sparkling conversation. :-)

Jill said...

That is amazing scenery. What a beautiful view. Simon's quite nice to look at too. hee hee. Looks like the kids are having a great time. Do they need a nanny with three kids of her own?