Another filler from our drive down the Great Ocean Road. I always love just standing on the beach and watching the waves rolling in.
We took a drive down the Great Ocean Road today. It’s very pretty there, but it is so far to get to, over 3 hours of driving. I was a bit disappointed with my photos though. Landscapes aren’t really my thing and it was pretty overcast most of the day. It was still a nice day to get out and about and nice that the husband agreed to go considering he hates the beach.
Day 16 – Auckland to Cathedral Cove to Auckland
We finally found a beach that has sand instead of rocks, just like an Australian beach. We tried our hand at sea kayaking and we surprisingly worked well as a team. It was a bit of hard work and the husband would call me a slacker every time I needed a break. The guides were really good, gave us good instructions and were very knowledgeable. It was quite windy the further our we got from shore. I almost lost my hat, but thanks to my lightning fast reflexes (usually they’re pretty slow and lazy so it was surprising) I managed to rescue it. It was a beautiful way to see Cathedral Cove.
After grabbing some lunch we headed down to Cathedral Cove the old fashioned way, which involved a bit of walking in the heat. I didn’t take the SLR because I was worried about all the sand, and I even put my phone in a glad bag because the husband freaked me out about the sand scratching up the screen. It was a shame, but I also quite like not taking photos and just enjoying the experience. I think part of me just wants to take photos because my memory is rubbish and photos help me to remember exactly what it was like to be there.
We also tried the hot water beach, but we went at the wrong time for it. We took a stroll along the beach but it was windy and the sand kept whipping up like sandpaper. At least my legs were nice and exfoliated in a really painful kind of way!
These are the last lot of photos for the day. It’s just the flowers around the back of the beach houses. I really like the yellow ones. I never used to like yellow growing up, probably because when I wear it, it makes me look really unwell. However, it’s such a wonderfully happy colour. It’s really hard not to feel good looking at it. It’s also one of my all time favourite songs.
Here are the next lot of photos from our little trip to Brighton beach. These are all photos of the beach and the many seagulls. We didn’t go swimming because you’d have to be crazy to want to swim at a Melbourne beach; gritty sand, pollution, freezing water all year around. It’s a good thing though because then no glasses get claimed by the ocean (as has happened to Mr Cookie Loves Milk, and also my brother… good work guys!).
I dragged the husband to Brighton beach today, not to swim (Melbourne’s way too cold and dirty for that), but to take some pictures of the colourful beach bathing boxes. Turns out I took more pics of the beach and clouds and seagulls than of the beach houses, but oh well. Here’s the pic of the day that features the bathing boxes.