My last blog tells of my first set of comparable scan results in Australia being good. This allowed me and a childhood friend, Terry, to do our much anticipated 3 week East Coast surf trip of Australia in a van. The Man-Van, Agatha!!! Agatha is a few years old, green and purple, loves dust in her cracks and a few surfboards and two guys in her metallic shell. She is a Jucy van converted into a two double bed sleeper for travelling!!
My time off from work in the UK allowed me to recover from 5 months of treatment including brain surgery and radiotherapy, to then go see much of Europe. But now that I am back in Australia, I can explore ‘my own backyard’, the Australian lands and beaches! Terry and I hired Agatha from the van rental company, Jucy, and set off from Sydney to Noosa and back, stopping in at some of the smaller towns and surf breaks.
Although I am an Aussie, I only learned how to surf late in 2014 in Portugal. So now that I am back in Australia, it’s time I continued this and slowly get better! Terry, Agatha and I stopped of at some great little beaches and towns, skipping the big cities like Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane. We checked out some really cool spots, some very interesting locations not just for surfing but also in the mountains, the hinterlands. The main places we explored, from North to South, include:
Noosa, Tea Tree, Sunshine Beach,
The Natural Arch GC hinterland,
Lennox Head, Byron Bay,
Evans Head, Yamba, Angourie,
Brooms Head, Diggers Camp,
Scotts Head, Crescent Head,
Forster, Booti Booti, Newcastle
If you ever think of just venturing off in a van and travelling, making it up as you go along the coast – GO DO IT!!! Its easy to travel, plenty of places to stop and stay, a lot of great people along the way and is A LOT OF FUN!!!
After all, enjoy life! Do what you want to do and can do, and share the experience with friends and family!
The sunset on the first night at Booti Booti, NSW.
The stunning view at The Natural Arch, Gold Coast Hinterland, QLD.
Mex and Terry sharing the last wave of the day at Tea Tree, Noosa, QLD.
Terry, carving or falling? At Diggers Camp, NSW.
Capturing the view at Wilson’s, NSW.
Hanging out at Marcoola, QLD.