the footpath extends to behinfd the lighthouse
a wobbegong in the murky waters around Julian Rocks
a stroll along Tallow beach with a view of the lighthouse on the hill
goats have no problem negotiate steep hills
lands end with the Julian Rocks in the back and a goat in the foreground
Byron Bay
Cape Byron is Australia's most easterly point. It is close to Byron Bay, a popular beachside town in New South Wales.
The Aboriginal name is Cavvanbah, meaning meeting place.
 
In 1770 Captain Cook anchored here and named the place after Foul-weather Jack Byron.
In the 19th century cedar logging and gold mining became important for the region.
 
In 1901 a lighthouse was build at Cape Byron. Later that century meat processing, including that of captured whales created a very special smell.
 
Nowadays Byron Bay draws many surfers and bathers to Tallow Beach.
The Julian Rocks are just a few km out and very popular with divers.
 
We visited Byron Bay in July 1999.
A dive at the famous Julian Rocks was a disappointment because of very murky waters, but I did spot some wobbegongs.
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a nice view over Tallow Beach
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the boardwalk to the lighthouse
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the lighthouse
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Tallow Beach at sunset
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