I’ve just returned from attending a stunning wedding in Byron Bay, NSW. I stayed in the quaint little town of Bangalow. The main street is lined with awesome shops that have unique items for sale, unlike the chain store items that you see everywhere.
Bangalow has carefully furnished and designed coffee shops. I like cafes that take you to a different place, where the surroundings gently move you into the relax space and frame of mind, cafes that aren’t shouting commercialism, noise and customer high turnover as a priority. Lunch at “Woods, Get Forked and Fly”, with a happy, all female staff that were singing along to the music while preparing food, was fun and yummy.
We passed by the A & I Hall, with pressed tin lining the walls inside, and it just so happened that the community was putting on “Chicago”. A couple young girls were rehearsing their dance moves on the front deck of the hall. There was such a nice community buzz around.
When it rained, I tried my hand at urban sketching again. I sketched the two buildings I could see out my window, the Anglican church and the little police station.
I thoroughly enjoyed this little town and I feel like I haven’t finished exploring it. Bangalow, I hope to see you again soon and I hope you are able too!