He said if the ocean horizon looks bumpy in the evening it means it’s going to be a big surf day tomorrow. He was right. The waves came in fast and furious landing on top of each other in a powerful white wash eruption. They slammed against the reef and sprayed high up in the air as the wind took the little droplets and blew it all ashore in a fine salty mist coating my face and lens. I wanted to walk further out to the ocean pool where the waves were lapping over the side forming a waterfall that a couple of brave local teenagers played under, but I decided against it once the entire walkway filled up with water and I found myself in ankle deep water filling up fast.
This was not a day to be out surfing…for anyone – but it was a great day for photography.
Even though most people think that I’m mainly gallivanting the world just having fun, there is a lot of work involved too. In fact, I have to purposefully slow this merry-go-round down so that I don’t end up motion sick blowing chunks. And no, I’m not talking about physically getting sick, I’m talking about mental sick – I have to slow down for my sanity, balance, and well being.
The last few weeks I’ve been laying low in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, Mona Vale, with two good friends who traveled here with me and spending time seeing old friends in Sydney. I adore staying in local people’s homes via Airbnb, taking public transit, getting familiar with a neighborhood and the markets. Charlie, Dan and I had an agreement; they cook, I clean up. This is perfect considering they are great cooks! I ate like a queen the whole week; shrimp, lamb, waffles, banana bread, and even kangaroo!
In addition, this trip was special as I was able to connect with a few old travel friends and pre-travel friends in Sydney. It’s the best thing about my nomadic life; I can go any major city in the world practically and I will have a friend there.
Even though I spent most of my time working, I found time to get out surfing twice (yay!), I got back into running regularly, and I was able to do a number of afternoon and morning photo walks.
The beach culture here in and around Sydney is strong, and even though I’m a mountain girl – this beach time was much needed. I’m sad to leave the sand and crashing waves behind, but at least I leave with lots of good memories and photos!
What is Week In-Stagram Review?
Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then on Friday I will post some of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks it may be less interesting – but it will give you a peek into my life of perpetual motion.