Turquoise Thursday: Coogee Beach, Australia
After flying 15 hours from Los Angeles to Sydney I finally arrived in Australia after my long awaited planning. I lost an entire day flying to Australia and I am now a day ahead. I landed at 6:30 in the morning after flying all night. The excitement and exhilaration of landing in Australia got my heart pumping and adrenaline flowing. I was ready to go. The last thing on my mind was sleep even though my night in coach was far from satisfactory. The first place I wanted to go was none other than…the beach. Any beach. A beach. Period.
After quickly settling in, I headed straight for the nearest beach to spend my first day in Australia. I arrived at Coogee Beach to explore. Throughout the entire day I was left speechless in awe of the fact that I finally made it to the one place I always dreamed about visiting but didn’t think I would ever see (it is just so far from Canada). I probably had my mouth wide open while wondering around the beach, nature preserves, natural baths, and beach town. Typical tourist! My first day was beyond my expectations and it is just the beginning. The weather was perfect! 30 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. I’ve managed to make my dreams come true and make it to Oz.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S Lewis
The turquoise water held my attention all day. I couldn’t take my eyes off the sea. It is everything I thought it would be and I know it will only get better from here. The only thing I didn’t expect was how cold the water is. For some reason I thought it would be warm like it is in the Caribbean, but it is not. At least I know I will be refreshed from a dip in the cool blue water after laying in the hot sun.
Coogee gave me the perfect welcome to Australia that I needed. I can’t wait to see what is next. With a huge country to explore and endless opportunities, I am excited to see where I am lead. Australia, I’m ready.