We’re just back from Byron Bay, and I’m having trouble putting into words the great time I had there. I think decadent seems to fit well. The things I love were plentiful, swimming, cute and interesting men, relaxed times chilling out with new and well known faces, and awesome weather. I wasn’t sure it would turn out this way – you see, our regular trip up for the last ocean swim race in our calendar with a few friends who mostly also swim, was heavily modified this year with the addition of a complete crew for a 40th birthday event (the birthday boy and most of the partiers not known to us). So we were dispersed amongst 4 or more houses, the main one on the beach the hub for most activities (the photo above is from inside it). Keen as I am to meet and get to know new people, it was daunting at times, but made easier with various games and interactions that happened along the way. A logistical nightmare at times, it seemed to flow reasonably fluidly and at the end now looking back, I had such a good time I’d do it again tomorrow, and the next day, and…
Here are some photos from race day, including most of our swim 'team'.
Not the official party but his actual birthday.
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Just a taste of Byron...
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(update: links for the above pictures now work)