On our way home from our trip to Grafton we drove up the coast road stopping at Yamba for lunch and Ballina for an overnight stay. Ballina is another beautiful beach town that the tourists are starting to find. It is also a big fishing port and the town is famous for its prawns. As you drive into the town you are met by "The Big Prawn". One of our Travel Group members grew up in Ballina and so he took over the sight seeing program.
Our friend took us to a lookout where we could see Lighthouse Beach to the south and the rock sea walls for the mouth of the Clarence River. That is where we went next.
Looking north was a beautiful view of Shelly Beach. Unfortunately there has been a few shark attacks at this beach recently. (Not good for tourism)
But this fellow kindly stood still drying his wings.
Then I had fun trying to capture the rainbows in the spray from the strong breeze.
I was surprised to see a board rider so far out at Shelly Beach. Luckily he wasn't dinner for a shark.