On a sunny afternoon strolling around Kendal, Jack and I were determined to pop into a book shop to find a book that suited ourselves for Australia. I’m not much of a reader myself, at least I wasn’t until I began to take travel writing seriously, so I had no idea what genre of book I was looking for. After mooching through a variety of travel books, I came across My Adventures – A Travellers Journal by Lisa Te Sonne. It seemed perfect.
“Breathtaking” is the perfect adjective to describe my thoughts throughout my time travelling up The Great Ocean Road. Every corner we turned, every hill we climbed and the fresh air in our faces, we felt incredibly humbled to be where we were. It was exactly what I was expecting but better, and has thus far been one of the biggest highlights of Australia.
The following is a documentation of my three main highlights of our recent visit to Victoria.
“Constantly using your camera diminishes the power of your memories. It seems you pay less attention when you are counting on your photographs as a memory aid.”
I think everybody’s New Year Posts are going to start off with the same “I can’t believe it’s nearly 2018” – but can you actually believe that it’s nearly 2018? I say it every year but life really does go too quick, and every year seems to be getting better and better yet shorter and shorter. But I don’t think I’ve ever looked back on a year with the feeling that I couldn’t top it.
Another day, another possible stupid idea. We’ve been toying with the idea of buying skateboards since we got here. There’s skate parks pretty much everywhere and like surfing, skateboarding seems like a must over here… providing there’s no broken bones over the next year.
Surfing is hard, very bloody hard. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t expecting to leave as a professional or anything like that but I definitely wasn’t expecting it to be as difficult as it was. I had a few tantrums, not gonna lie, and I sunbathed on my surfboard for the majority of time we were there… oops! I had the whole day planned in my head. I had my camera all set, my GoPro and its head strap fully expecting an afternoon full of fun pictures and videos to share… let’s just say, it didn’t go to plan.