When you're expecting to pull off that super sexy I'm-on-a-fast-boat-in-paradise look but realise that photo shoots on a fast boat in reality aren't quite that charming. 👆
Anyhow, why was I on a fast boat going away from Brisbane on Thursday morning anyway...?
Well, do you remember this gorgeus human? 👇
That's right, Shelley is finally home(!!), and last Thursday I finally got to see her again for the first time in forever.💕
Only 30 minutes on a ferry away from Brisbane is the huge paradise island known as Straddie. This big beauty is the reason why Brisbane doesn't have beaches or surf; Straddie is in the way and gets aaall the good stuff. 🏖🌊🌴
No I'm not pregnant. Neither am I participating in Biggest Looser. What you see above is the combination of a baggy dress and a lot of wind, ok?😅
When we reached the other side of the bay, me and Alex finally got to reunite with Shelley, about one year after we said goodbye last time(!). She was pretty much the first girl I got to know when I was travelling alone in Thailand September 2015. It's quite incredible to think we've since then been meeting up in different parts of the world like that's completely normal. Love it 🌏
We enjoyed the day frying ourselves like bacon on the beach, swimming in the crystal clear sea (You won't beleive it but it was actually the very first time I had a swim in the sea in Australia, except for when I snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef😵), and visited Shelley's family's beautiful summer house.
Our walk along the coast felt like a safari as we also got to see a lot of Australia's wildlife in action. Stingrays/mantarays, sea turtles, dolphins, wallabies, you name it! The rays were big enough to make the bottle nose dolphins look tiny in comparison, and one big ray even put on a show as he jumped high abouve the surface before dropping back into the crashing waves. I didn't even know that rays could jump⁉
The sea turtles were usually just to be seen as dark patches moving around under water, but every now and then they streched their necks above the surface and revealed their little turtle faces. 🐢
Anyone who has spotted a whale or a dolphin from a distance before knows that the time you spend trying to get a photo of it is never worth it; best case scenario you can see a blurry black fin in the photo giving reality no justice at all. Therefore, we didn't bother taking photos and made sure to enjoy the moment instead.
The day came to an end much quicker than I wished it would so before we knew it, me and Alex were on the ferry on the way back to reality again. Since then I've pretty much spent the time sorting out boring paperwork (superannulation is not a fun thing to deal with when you're 20 years old, trust me) had the apartment shown to someone who might move in when I move out, shopping, running, rock climbing, reading and watching my new guilty pleasure show: Married at first sight 🙈
Exciting times are coming up within a near future... After beeing rooted in Brisbane for about half a year, my whole world is about to change completely really soon. More about that in my next post!
Stay tuned x