That’s it, it’s over! No more alarm at 5:00 am, no more waste of time to be in the field to collect fruits and vegetables, no more hours to think, think, think and still think again. I think that within these 92 days of farming, I thought of all of which it was possible to think. I went through all the possible psychological phases. I hated it, but in the end, I loved it. From now on, I know the hard labor necessary to make these products arrive up to our plates. It was a beautiful lesson of humility.
Then now, let the amusement begin! For it, I chose Byron Bay, stage number 7 of my road-trip from West to East. Why Byron Bay? It is simple, there is some surfing and all the people who went there told me that they loved it. Then, after a quick visit given to the Stephenson family (cf. article How I met… the Stephenson family), I make it to this place which is supposed to make me happy.
From my arrival, I am not disappointed. My buddy Josh, who I met in Margaret River, waits for me over there. The first thing he tells me: “Man, the surfing it is the fire here!”. I feel that I am going to have a blast. I find a board and jump in the water. Broken Head first of all, then Tallow Beach and Lennox Head, Boulder Head then.
I surfed over there for 3 weeks. Unfortunately, it was not 3 complete weeks because I poked my board twice. Once because some rocks hit the bottom of it, and another time because I gave a high-powered knee on the top. Nevertheless, the surfing is super good. Below I share with you what the experience inspired me 🙂
Surfing in Byron Bay
I cannot wait anymore,
One month that I was deprived of it,
I would have almost forgotten the pleasure,
From my arrived, I bustle,
To dive back into it to slide,
This is my exclusive obsession,
Then I look,
The board which will carry me will have to be as I want it,
Then I look,
The board which I find seems to be as I want it,
I go to the beach which broke more than one,
I just want to slide again,
The water, warm, rush into my wetsuit,
I find the sensation which I had left for a long time ago,
The body movements are rusty,
I feel nevertheless that the motion is not so far to live again in me,
That’s it, I am exactly back where I want to be,
Before throwing myself in,
I take a moment to observe around me,
I realize little by little,
That it could be the one that I want to place at the center of my life.
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