Sunshine fun*

There is finally sun again on the Gold Coast and I couldn’t be happier to spend my last month here basking in the sunshine! Last weekend was my trip to skydive in Byron Bay and it was incredible! It was like nothing I’d ever experienced before and I can’t wait until I get the chance to do it again.

This week is full of homework, projects, and presentations to be completed as we’re heading into week 11, only one more week of classes to go! It’s all come so fast. My birthday is next week and my roommate and I have a day of fun girly activities planned for the day.

2 Weeks until the Whitsundays and Sydney…

One month from today I’ll be on my way back to good ole Chazy!!!



Albany, Australia

The Girls on the Grand Sea

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Albany, AU was a funny little place to stop.  On the Southwestern shore of Australia, it is a friendly Victorian town.  It was founded in 1827 as a military outpost.  It is actually the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia.  Known for whaling and it’s military base, it also has substantial natural beauty.

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Most of our group went out to the Torndirrup National Park where they hiked to an isolated beach.

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From there, the hike lead to the Natural Bridge.

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Everyone could also see the Gap, where waves rush in and out with tremendous force.

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While everyone else was hiking, Amanda ran the Bibbulmun Track.  The Track is “one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast, winding through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia.   

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Monsoon Season

The rain has finally stopped and there is sun again on the Gold Coast. But it isn’t going to last long as there is a cyclone bearing down on us again! One week from today I’ll be jumping out of a plane and I couldn’t be more nervous! 

Rachel (my roommate) and I got tattoos this week. I got Wanderlust tattooed on my side. It means having the desire to travel the world. I had to get something to remember my time here right?! 

After I get back from the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef next month I’ll be leaving to head down to Sydney for a few days before I head back to the States! Hopefully the weather clears up so it’s not a soggy trip. 

Classes are officially at their worst. Midterms have passed and now it’s down to the grind which means I should probably get back to paper I was working on!