I’ve had a week of throwbacks to Australia this week, which was started by a friend on Twitter asking people to post their favourite beach photos. I thought of Thailand, I thought of Portugal – I even thought of Scotland. But the one I couldn’t get my mind away from was Australia, and therein lay a problem: which beach?
I chose Rainbow Beach, mostly because I adore this photo of Ash, but oh boy did it make me want to go back.
Then I had a chat with a friend about how much we loved Melbourne despite her growing up in Sydney and refusing to believe Melbourne could be better, I’ve been catching up with one of my close friends in Brisbane, I found out the pub I worked at for a few weeks has been sold on to new owners, and then another Australian friend posted a pregnancy announcement. All in all, I would LOVE to go back to Australia right now. (Okay, maybe not right now given that for once, they’re in lockdown and we’re not.)
Australia has 12,000 beaches, so I think it’s safe to say I will never see them all. There’s quite a famous “fun fact” about Australia that if you visited one new beach every day, it would take you 32 years to see them all.
Sounds like a life worth living, if you ask me. After all, Australian beaches are legendary.
Bondi Beach, which we loved, despite how touristy it is.
Anyway, I haven’t been to all 12,000 beaches (in fact, I haven’t even been to the west coast, where many of Australia’s best beaches are) but here are a few that we have been to!
In case you couldn’t tell, we love Fraser Island. Read more about our time there here!
And finally… another couple of pics from Rainbow Beach, because looking back, it’s actually a really scenic beach.
So – who wants a beach day?!