It is inevitable that, after settling somewhere for a while – no matter how beautiful, distant and different from home – things start to seem normal again. Totally normal to stroll to the dive shop and launch-spot in the beautiful Gordon’s Bay; to spend a free, sunny day picnicking in the Royal Botanic Gardens; to practice yoga with a view of the ocean. The beauty of our stay in Sydney, however, is that it is completely temporary – and that becomes more and more clear with every passing week, reminding us to truly soak it all in.
As the weather cools and the beach crowds slow, so has our promotions work… meaning one thing to the both of us: time to start looking for more work! Travel is not free, and our East Coast trek is on the horizon.
Richard quickly (naturally) landed a position as a Web Consultant at The Web Showroom: a cool, website design, online marketing and SEO agency in Surry Hills. I thought I’d test my luck with nannying, considering the mass amounts of children in the area, and succeeded in landing a full time gig watching a 3 year-old English girl, starting next week! We are happy and ready to start working more hours to save up for our impending travels while also continuing our promotions ride with Co Yo on the weekends.
But, until then, we try to not get ahead of ourselves and fully enjoy all that Sydney has to offer and all the excitement to come in the next few months.
Beautiful day in the city!
St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney
“…We also invite you to hug the trees…” – well, okay!
Strolling through the Gardens
100 year old Dragon Blood Tree that toppled over in 2008 – click photo to read more
The Succulent Garden
Cacti and spiders
The Opera House was open for a show, so we gave ourselves a little tour! Will definitely be buying tickets to a show in the near future…
View from our picnic spot
Escaping the heat within the Art Gallery of NSW
^My not-so-good GoPro videography of Richard blowing bubble rings.
Stingaree (common Aussie stingray)
Gus the Groper!! King of Gordon’s Bay.
Rachel, our dive guide, displaying her master bubble-blowing skills.
We are SO excited to further our scuba experience with the Pro Dive Advanced Diver course this upcoming weekend.
Yoga on the South Coogee Cliffs
Pacific paddle boarders
I was so happy to spend my 24th birthday in beautiful Australia with Richard, but I definitely missed my friends and family back home!
Enjoying a bottle of Keith Tulloch wine from The Hunter at Barzura restaurant, with a view of Coogee – great birthday night.
I smile at people I pass on the sidewalk, trail, path
even if they won’t smile back or don’t look up – passing by in their
real-life daydream. I smile at everyone because I like to think,
even if they don’t see it, they will feel it.