I have mixed feelings about this tour. Nothing against the company, though. To explain, I’ll borrow a comment I left at Style and Shennanigans,
We were on a holiday in Queensland and were on a tourist trip to Byron Bay. I had just started on new antidepressants and they made me a bit nauseous. No big deal.
We were about 5km from Byron bay when my tummy started going funny. I looked at Glenn. I tried to hold on. Eventually… BLERGH. I couldn’t warn the driver so just vomited into my backpack…. which also held my boyfriends wallet and the camera bag. It happened about 5 times and I felt water seep through the bag onto my lap.
We couldn’t get to the lighthouse fast enough. We threw out the bag and Glenns wallet. I washed up. Spent the next two hours sitting under a tree waiting to return.
Glenn said he immediately knew when I felt better. He could hear me quietly munching on Pizza shapes.
My experiences with the tour are marred by the nausea and delightful side effects of new medication. Nonetheless, I’ll provide a recap for those who are curious.
I’m not exactly sure that this is hastings point. It was the first place we stopped on the tour and it was really beautiful. We could have stayed for ages.
It took about 20 minutes to get served (for an ice-cream!) in the cafe area, because a group of seniors were there for lunch. This was frustrating as we only had a limited amount of time and I was starting to feel dizzy.
I ended up sitting down feeling yuck while Glenn took photos. It didn’t really interest him. I got an aura photograph out of curiosity and showed it to mum who disagreed with it’s accuracy. They did sell a lot of new age stuff here, too.
Byron Bay Lighthouse
This was the main reason I came on this tour and I believe it was well worth it. I was too distracted cleaning up to do anything. The views were beautiful though, we had a lot of fun taking photos. Heck, I would have liked to skip going to the town of Byron Bay and just stay here the whole time.
Glenn got this photo which I thought was pretty nice. I wish I could redo this day and return here.
Neither of us really liked the township. It was marred by my being ill. Glenn thought everything was overpriced and the guide commented that it had become commercialized and lost it’s vibe. I sat in the same place for two hours, too sick to even eat chips, until the guide came to pick us up.
The trip was one of those unfortunate ones that happens to every traveller. I prefer to fuck up and get sick when I’m alone though and not drag others with me. I ended up taking my anxiety medication at night time instead and the symptoms lessened. I tried going back to the mornings but ended up vomiting again, this time after a 10km walk.