We are currently at the look out names above. The land was donated by Mr and Mrs Easter and family to honour HON P.H. Morton former minister for local govt. and Highways 26 March 1977.
We had a good days cycling, and made out first real detour of the trip. This was to see Byron Bay. A lot of people told us that it was a lovely spot so we felt we should go there. My first thoughts on arrival were that all the people who recomended the trip here should have seen Skegness on the Lincolnshire coast a much nicer spot! Only jesting Byron Bay was lovely. We rode up to the lighthouse which gave us great views up and down the coast.
We had a little walk to Australia’s eastern most point, before have jam and ginger nut sandwiches, it was a waste of good ginger nuts.
After this we cycle down from the lights house, it was a good downhill section. I forgot to mention that it was hard climb up to the lighthouse.
We headed to Woolworths to get dinner. As we were packing up to leave a man said so you made it then. This was a little confusing but made sense in the end when he explained that he saw us earlier in the day. We suggest that we head to Lennox Head, and that there would be loads of rest areas with camping. We are at this look out, and it doesn’t seem like they invite campers to stay but we will hide away.
We have seen a lot of surfers today, I want to find out about the origins of surfing so would be intresting, if somebody could tell me.
We are now both sitting on a beach over looking a moon lit bay. Its good, and going to be a full moon tomorrow if you believe what a poodle walker says! The sunset was special too but impossible to describe in words.
Well I suppose we should put up our tents, it really seems like a lot of effort though, well probable best to do it.
the origins of modern surfing come from the Polynesian islands
boards where carved from trees, such as the koa (Acacia koa), ‘ulu (Artocarpus altilis), and wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis) trees.
There were three primary shapes: the ‘olo, kiko’o, and the alaia. The ‘olo is thick in the middle and gradually gets thinner towards the edges. The kiko’o ranges in length from 12–18 feet (3.7–5.5 m) and requires great skill to maneuver. The alaia board is around 9 feet (2.7 m) long and requires great skill to ride and master.
The first western description came in 1769 by joseph banks who was on voyage with caprtain cook.
surfing was part of hawaiian cultural, used by the ruling classes and had religous ceremonies too it.
when missionaries came to the polynesian islands they banned surfing and it soon stopped playing such an important role in society.
Surfing was brought to Australia in 1915 by thr Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku. He demonstrated this ancient Hawaiian board riding technique at Freshwater (or Harbord) in Sydney, New South Wales. Duke Kahanamoku’s Board is now on display in the northeast end of the Freshwater Surf life saving club, Sydney, Australia.
…now go pick up some surfer chicks.
and stop wasting those ginger nuts. they sound too good to be true.
Thanks for the information.
I am impressed with your surfing knowledge.
I feel bad about wasting the ginger nuts.