New South Wales & Queensland Border

Towards the end of our Australian epic, we spent some time in a little town called Pottsville with some more wonderful and extremely hospitable family members (homecooked meals every day – yum).  As the town is near the border of New South Wales and Queensland we got the chance to explore a few areas either side.

We had to check out the famous Surfers Paradise on the Goldcoast, with its many tourists and unexpected tall buildings.Surfers Paradise Travel Sketch

Below is a sketch from Byron Bay, the hippy surf haven with all its pretty hippy surfy people…it was a moody day with rain clouds rolling in.
Byron Bay travel illustration

And, Nimbin.  Wow.  What a place.  This is a genuine hippy place.  More touristy nowadays but I like to envisage how things were back in the heyday, with people opting out, living off-grid and smoking until their eyeballs melted.  Lots of older hippy types with thinning dreadlocks down to their knees.  And, of course, a hemp embassy. Because. Nimbin.Hemp Embassy Nimbin travel sketch Did you know I now have prints for sale? Well, I do!  

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