We've settled in so nicely and it really has started to feel like home. And home is a great feeling, but that is not the point of this year. The point is to get out, explore, and experience new things. So with that in mind, I'm so excited to head off to Thailand!
Since arriving in Australia, we've been mainly sticking to areas north of Sydney in hopes to get the warmest weather possible. But by doing that, we had totally neglected the beautiful areas just to the south. And so, we headed down to the sweetest little town called Kiama to check out the famous blow hole. You have to make sure that you catch it at the right time of day when the tide is high enough, otherwise there isn't much to be seen. I think we hit it at about the middle mark and even though the water wasn't blowing quite as high as I had seen in other photos, it was still pretty amazing.
If you're anything like us, you'll be setting up camp with your camera for at least 20 minutes in hopes of getting the perfect shot. We far outlasted all the other tourists who came and went much quicker, but I think we got a pretty awesome one. How pretty is that rainbow in it?
We then went over to the rocky area to explore and take some photos. I don't know what it is about walking along these rocky areas, but it always reminds me of my childhood on the West Coast of Canada, when we would look in all the rock pools trying to find crabs and starfish. The difference with these rocky areas in Australia is that instead of finding fish, we found a snake. Swear to God. I almost died.
After Kiama, we went to find the Bombo Rock Quarries. We hit them at high tide and late in the day, which didn't make for the best photos of the quarry itself (head there super early to get the best lighting), but we did get that magical late afternoon light along the path leading to it. There's a beautiful trail that goes along the cliffs from Bombo Beach to the Quarry and at this time of the year, it is completely empty -- with the only sounds being that of the waves crashing and the birds singing. It seems like a local's haven for dog walking and afternoon nature walks. It really was so peaceful. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to walk past a sewage treatment plant on the way there and it SMELLS. But it's a quick couple of seconds run past it and then you're in the clear.
I'm not sure what we'll be getting up to on our last 2 days here, but even if we just laze around, I will feel like our trip is complete. No regrets on this one.
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