What is the first thing that comes to your head when you think of Australia? It could be the blazing sun. Or dangerous animals, furry animals, weird animals, kangaroos. Tourist attractions like Uluru, The Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, the Great Ocean Road. But also beaches, a bucketload of beaches.
It’s a good life
Western Australia has possibly the best collection of beaches in the world, and I’ve certainly enjoyed exploring and sunbathing on them (England doesn’t quite compare) so here are my top 5.
Sometimes you just know you’re going to like it. Ever since I received my offer, I have been like a kid waiting for Christmas, counting down the days and having ridiculously high expectations. And after the first week, Perth has not disappointed. It truly is an awesome place.
Our first four days by Scarborough consisted of sunbathing on the sand, taking a dip, eating and relaxing. Upon realising that we were actually going to university, us four Durham kids ventured towards campus to have a sneak peak of where we were going to be living and studying.
I’ve been told people don’t get bored of sunset pictures
I’m writing this post whilst lying down on the beach waiting for the sun to set over the ocean. That’s pretty cool, huh.
It’s all a bit crazy. I’m on the other side of the planet from most of the people I know; we’re in the middle of winter, but earlier I was sunbathing in twenty degree heat and went for a dip in the sea; as I entered the beach, there was a sign – “Snakes on this reserve”. Not like a ‘Danger! Snakes!’, but more like a casual ‘meh, snakes’, like that is the least of your animal worries. I guess the great white sharks aren’t far from the coast.