Hey guys! Once again, I'm so sorry for not posting in a while! Lately, as the summer sun has started to give us hotter and brighter days, there has been so many adventures to have and beaches to visit. Now, I'm more of a summer person myself, (although I do like to rug up in layers of blankets and jumpers) so when the spring and summer holidays arrive I tend to go crazy with adventures and beaches to visit.
One of my favourite adventures so far has been my 'Avalon Adventure' (hence the title) when I stayed with family and friends in an amazing house next to Whale beach near Avalon for a couple of days. Each day was filled with swimming in the pool that looks over the ocean, getting dumped by waves on the beach, exploring the rocks, getting stung by blue bottles, waking up early to watch the sunrise, walking down the street for milkshakes and lunch on the beach, playing board games at night and going for a spectacular lighthouse walk in the afternoon. Amongst the beauty and 'struggles' on the trip, it was so much fun and was such an awesome way to live out the 30 degree days!!
For the first few days it was awesome to explore the house and the town and to swim in the pool and the beach. The house had a beautiful view of the ocean and was situated on a hill on the right of Whale Beach. The rooms were decorated with shells and patterned tapestry and the balconies had white chairs that were perfect to sit on for a view of the ocean. There was an outside area with a hammock that swung beneath palm trees and greenery and was a perfect way to relax and rest. There were stores all over Avalon and Whale Beach to explore and enjoy, including a market on Sunday !
Although swimming in the pool and ducking under waves was a major highlight of the trip, the best part was the lighthouse walk. A truely magical adventure that allowed us to view the entirety of palm beach ! When we went on the walk in the afternoon, it was super windy, which meant that by the time we reached the top, we had sand flying into our eyes and piercing our skin. Although, after a while, the wind calmed down and we were able to experience the beauty of our world. Watching the vast ocean that stretched across the horizon, the white waves that crashed on the jagged rocks below, the faded trees and bushes that swayed from the breeze and the wind that brushed across our faces was calming and beautiful and created the perfect afternoon.
I know that life is busy and tiring and can leave us with no time, money or energy to do any adventures like this. I love summer because it gives me the chance to have these adventures and enjoy them. I find myself relaxing more and more and focussing less on the stresses at home. Sometimes it helps so much to have a break and just chill out, so even something as simple as going to the beach or park with friends can be the best way to do that! I hope this has given you guys inspiration for any places you want to visit or adventures you want to have and I promise more groovy places and activities will be coming your way!
Have an awesome week!