Just outside of Broome, a long, rough and bumpy road into the beautiful Pender Bay Escape. We had a top spot C6 right on the water, but was a narrow and tricky drive down a steep dirt road. We stayed 5 nights at $15 per adult per night KIDS FREE. Thanks for the tip @livininavandownunder .
Every morning we watched whales and dolphins swim by. We spent lazy days on the beach and finished with drinks around the campfire at night with other fellow travellers.
We scaled the rocks around the headland to some secret caves and an amazing rockpool 🙌🏻
We woke Sunday morning with a flat car battery 😫. Some friendly campers we met had a jump start kit that Nino borrowed to head into Broome the next morning (6 hours) so we didn’t have to risk towing the van back to Broome like that and so we could finish exploring.
Tuesday we headed up towards Cape Leveque and went to the hatchery at One Arm Point where the local Indigenous conduct informal tours to explain how the breeding program works for various species of sealife. $17pp and kids under 5 FREE (which includes your day pass into the area). The girls bought a $10 necklace each and really enjoyed the place.
We then headed to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and joined the 1130-1230pm tour to learn all about the history of Australian Pearling. Our Indigenous tour guide grew up on the farm and is 4th generation to work with the Brown Family. At $35pp (kids under 5 FREE) this was the best tourist activity I’ve done to date. I purchased a lose pearl from the store as a birthday and anniversary present. We had an amazing lunch at the restaurant which overlooks the (freezing) pool and ocean.
Driving out of the Peninsula, we stopped into Beagle Bay to see the famous Sacred Heart Catholic Church, which is built with bush timber and decorated with local mother of pearl, cowries, volutes and olive shells - truly fascinating!
How you perceive the world to be will influence how you see, act and feel in your environment. How you feel about everything matters. When was the last time you took stock of what you were doing in life? Introspection is a craft reserved for those who wish to find out the truth. Are you living your passion? Or burning your days away chasing ideas which don’t really resonate with you?
I’ve done university degrees, worked jobs and spent years on projects that only edge me closer to realising what it is I really want from life, and take me further away from what I don’t want.
The struggle is real, and every time you change expect a little pain. The bigger the change, the harder it is.
Working hard and committing to a goal can be misinterpreted as stoicism. Working hard is easy, working smart is hard.
You are the collective interpretation of your experiences, put yourself in a position that grants you happiness and love. One day all of this will be gone, and all you will have left are the emotional recollections of what you felt and experienced. If you’re not passionate about what you do, do something else. Life is too short to waste it doing anything else. 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽
Discard what is useless, no matter how long you travelled to find it. This is true strength.
What would your 13 year old self be stoked to know about who you’ve become? This ring is dedicated to 13 year old me, the one who’d wear pink flares and a piece of crotchet material around her head in the lounge room on a Sunday night & listen to Gold FM(when they still played heaps of 60’s tunes) with my mum like it was some kind of sacred ceremony. 🌈 I remember walking down to Rainbow shops (if you know, you know) putting a $1 coin into a toy capsule machine, and getting a copper ring with a hand doing a peace sign on it. ✌🏼 I wore that ring to death, it felt like it was meant to be. 13 year old me is someone I’m secretly always trying to impress. 💜
Do I or don’t I?
I’m curious to see you think.
This is one of a number of development/test shots of a series that I was working on. I haven’t yet resolved it, so it’s on the back burner for now. I might come back to it again one day.
Can we just appreciate this fantastic Rupert bunny sunrise. This morning was not a good morning, but forcing myself to get out of the bed still in the dark with the ability to experience THIS was well worth it.
#australiansunrise#aussiemorning#australia#sunrise#upbeforethesun **note only editing done on this was bringing down the shadows to emphasise how crazy the clouds were**
The kids had a blast at the obstacle course on Monday.
Many tackled the wall with fear in their eyes, but got over it 😏
The zip line was faster than ever... must have something to do with their weight (or lack of)
But I think it’s safe to say the foam machine is still a favourite‼️
Keep an eye out for the next one in October 🤩
so much love and admiration for artistes that are passionate about their craft and brightening the lives of others - this beautiful pianist brought a blissful mood to the park today, thank you Steven! X ❤️