The other day while walking along South Golden Beach - I saw a whale... I've seen them from shore before.This whale nearly jumped out of the ocean (halfway at least).Then - for the next few minutes I saw a big flipper and its tail.It was quite spectacular!
We are proud to have Dave Hannan personally introduce his new film Coral Sea Dreaming in HD as a World Premiere on Saturday 2nd of May at Byron Bay’s Lounge Cinema – all part of the Saturday night Underwater Party at the Buddha Bar next door.
This year is the 20th year for the Winter Whales Ocean Classic and the event will include the 2.2km Wategoes to Main Beach swim as well as ‘the dash for cash’ (500 m sprint) and the new ‘Mini Classic’ (800 m).
Date: First Sunday in May – 4 May 2008
Time: 10:00 am start
Location: Byron Bay Surf Club, Main Beach race starts from Wategoes
Two of our guests were extremely lucky yesterday on their whale watching trip. Although it is very common to see loads of whales with their calves at this time of the year, spotting Migaloo the albino humpback whale right here in the bay is something very special. And this is their photo! Thanks Maria and Daniel for letting us put this up in our news blog.
Near where I live is a ti-tree lake, known in local Aboriginal lore as the women's lake. It's believed that before white settlement the lake was frequented by the Indigenous women, the Arakwal clan of the Bunjalung nation. In particular, it's said that the pregnant women bathed in it because of the therapeutic properties of the ti-tree oil.