MERMAID ON A MISSION: Juliana Bahr Thompson is undertaking a 1000 km paddle to raise awareness for White Ribbon.
MERMAID ON A MISSION: Juliana Bahr Thompson is undertaking a 1000 km paddle to raise awareness for White Ribbon.

Mermaid on mammoth mission needs a place to rest

A MERMAID with a message, paddling up the east coast of Australia next month, is looking for somewhere to stay in Byron Bay on July 22 and 23.

Juliana Bahr Thompson is undertaking a 1000km paddle to raise awareness for the White Ribbon anti-domestic violence campaign and ocean conservation.

She is setting off on June 26 from Newcastle, heading to Noosa on a knee- type paddleboard, and will spend 43-plus days paddling.

She will hit Byron right in the middle of Splendour in the Grass and so far the best accommodation offer is the floor of Byron Bay Surf Club, but organisers are hoping that a town famous for its amazing accommodation options can offer something better for this mermaid on a mission and her support crew of two.

To offer support, phone Jacky Schiebaan on 0428 305 011.


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