Sunday 17 April: Lively seaside town of Cape Byron, mainland Australia's most easterly point. Taking a walk along to the cape I look down and discover wildlife of a different sort - a small leech has attached itself to one of my toes. By the time I find some salt it's swelled to three times larger but it soon shrivels and I pick it off. Bleeding profusely I clean and bandage the tiny puncture holes, no problem.
The cape and lighthouse stand high above the rough seas and I head home in the rain. In the evening Lucky Wonders, a local girl band, play a resounding set of country and bluegrass music in the Railway Pub.
Photos of Byron Bay.