We hiked in the Cape Byron Headland Reserve about five years ago, just before I began blogging. Today I am consolidating my photos onto one back-up disk (to keep off-site) and I came across this beautiful spot that I had nearly forgotten about in New South Wales, Australia.
In 2010 we spent 6 weeks in Australia, mostly within driving distance of Brisbane. Our southernmost stop was Byron Bay where we followed the Cape Byron Walking track through the headland reserves and up to the lighthouse, enjoying spectacular views along the way.
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This is the legend of the Julian Rocks, copied from a sign at the site:
“This spectacular rock formation features prominently in the mythology of local Koori people. One story tells of a man call Wao and Nguthungulli “father of the whole world”, who lives in a cave in a big rock which stands in the sea “six miles out from Byron Bay”. Wao followed two emus who were the spirit of his deceased brother, Jarring. He followed them from Woodenbong to the coast at Byron Bay. At the coast, Wao was taken by Nguthungulli to a cave and given a song, which he took back to his people.
Another story tells of two lovers from different clans who ran into the sea to escape their parent’s wrath. The lovers were drowned and transformed into the rocks.”
Would you walk or drive to the see the lighthouse at Cape Byron Headland Reserve? Which legend of the Julian Rocks did you prefer? If you are writing, what do you do when you are stuck?
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