Bushranger’s Bay

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Because it’s been so nice this past month, as well as the fact that last week was the first day of autumn here in Australia (which I am so not ready for), I’ve been taking advantage of my weekends as much as possible. By that I mean I’ve been living at the beach. But in doing that I’ve been neglecting the beautiful city of Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs, which is sad because there are so many places and things I’ve still yet to see and do.

This weekend I decided I’d change things up, but only slightly. Luke has been talking about taking me out to Bushranger’s Bay for weeks, and how beautiful it is. Since the forecast on Sunday was for 30+, we figured we’d combine the best of both worlds and take a drive down the Mornington Peninsula and ‘hike’ into the beach at Bushranger’s Bay. I say ‘hike’ because it’s really just a nice walk, with no real elevation change, about 2.5 km into the secluded beach.

To put it mildly, it was beautiful. Sometimes I think I’m becoming numb to all of this amazing scenery because I’m surrounded by it so frequently, and I’m totally spoiled by it. I love Canada and think it’s a spectacular place to grow up and to live; I think the same of Australia (pure speculation for the former, obviously) but it’s a completely different kind of beautiful. Mountains and forests versus oceans and beaches. They’re both amazing, yet polar opposites.

There were only about 7 other people on the beach (so amazing), which meant we were free to leave our belongings on the sand and play in the surf. To be honest, I was a bit of a baby about it, because I grew up around strictly freshwater lakes and their fantastic lack of sea creatures. I’m embarrassed to say that I’m afraid of stepping on crabs, but there you have it. All in all though, it was an amazing trip, and I can’t wait to get out there again sometime soon. I just hope the weather will hold on to these thirty degree days we’re having lately, because I’m not ready for a winter without snow!

I hope you’re all having a great week so far :). And just quietly, how stoked are we for the women tell all episode of The Bachelor this week? I won’t tell if you won’t.

All photos taken by Erica Wodzak for cupcakes+coffee breaks