On the drive we stopped at Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head which is perhaps the oddest lake I have ever seen in my life! Lake Ainsworth (nicknamed Coca Cola lake) is near Ballina and is really close to Seven Mile Beach (yes, the beach is really seven miles long!).
The lake is a warm freshwater lake that is permanently discolored by ti-treas, or tea trees as we call them, and is said to have good health benefits. The locals call it Coca Cola because when you swim in the lake it looks like you are swimming in Coke!
Today I am off to class. Ready to experience Southern Cross Uni! I've got biology and cultural perspectives on Australia today... so excited!
Edit: Look at the video from the beach! (Sorry about the sound quality, but it was really really windy!)
Edit #2 - Check out the Currumbin post to see another video!