Sunday, 17 April 2011

market day

Markets are a regular and enjoyed part of our yurting life. In the Byron region, the different communities take turns. Today it was Mullumbimby's go. We have driven here before, it is only 15 minutes drive up into the hinterland, and the memory of the drive is marked by a spectacular view of the hill behind the town as you drive over a ridge on the outskirts of the town.

Apart from soaking in the local culture and relaxed market vibe we usually sample some local produce. Today we carried home some honey, a bottle of sugar cane juice with lime and ginger, Wombah coffee beans, which I have been buying now for a couple of years and some tastey bananas and apples. Johanna, also bought a little blue onyx stone which reminds her of the ocean.

We drove back into Brunswick Heads and decided to head to Bangalow for lunch, a wonderful town near Byron Bay which is a bit of a hotspot for lazy weekend wandering ... lots of interesting gift shops, gourmet food and that kind of thing.

Then on to Byron Bay, but with not much swell at either The Pass or Wategos, we decided to leave the Boards dry for the day and wander around the shops ... which Johanna didn't really appreciate ... so it was back home for an energetic late afternoon swim to work off some of the lunch from the French Patisserie in Bangalow.

Rogan Josh for dinner (just a bottle of sauce from the supermarket!) and Maria is back on the iPad scrabble before we watch "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' ... feels like an inside night with the weather having cooled a bit.