Posted by: sharonseidel | January 17, 2013

The Crystal Castle

One of my favourite places to visit when I’m in Byron is The Crystal Castle.  It’s about a 20 minute drive from Byron, in the hinterland and it is just beautiful. There are huge crystals and Buddhist statues everywhere and it is surrounded by bushland.   I always take a stroll around the grounds and take in the beauty, the peace and the quiet.  It is just good for the soul.  I also always stop in at the cafe for lunch, today I had chicken, mayonnaise and salad on Turkish bread (forgot to ask for the wholemeal option, oops!) and mineral water.  It was just a lovely day and I strolled for about 2kms, which is not huge but better than nothing at all.

This afternoon was spent on the beach.  I just managed to get a swim in before the wind changed and the dreaded bluebottles started their offensive on the unsuspecting swimmers.  I spent an hour and a half enjoying the sun and surf and catching up on my magazines. Again, just a lovely peaceful day.

I have also been adopted by Panda the cat. Panda and I are old mates. The first year I stayed in this cottage, he came in to visit me once but was a little standoffish until the morning I was leaving when he came and sat next to me on the couch while I had breakfast.  The next year, he had no such reservations and immediately joined me for a bit of TV at night.  Last year, he slept on my bed and this year has been the same.  I do love a good holiday pet!

I do apologise for my following pics, I think I need to clean my camera lens, but you will get the idea 🙂

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