“Just one more break.” I plead, sitting down on the hard ground, my backpack thumping behind me. My legs are screaming at me in protest as I stretch them out over the dirt, and my breathing is laboured but slowly leveling out. It feels like I’ve been running for days. In reality I only just finished the first staircase of many, many more to get back up to the top of the mountains we just clambered down.
I was out of water, stupid me I thought one bottle would be enough for a small hike around a valley. My bag was heavy with the weight of my Nikon in it, and more than once I debated throwing the entire thing into the stream beside us. My friend, an ahsmatic, seemed to be doing better than I was with this torturous walk. Pathetic.
With that thought in my head, I oh so gracefully stumble back onto my feet, almost falling over in the process, and continue my journey up the stairways of hell. One foot after another, one step at a time.
Well this month has been a whirlwind. I have done so much, learned so much, taken so many photos and met so many amazing people it’s been incredible! Surfing, frozen yogurt, getting a great new job, hiking and adventuring, this month has been one for the books.
So on for what happened this month!
Sydney is the first city I have ever lived in.
I’m going to start a new thing where I let you guys know of any awesome books I’ve been reading while I’ve been away. I’m trying to stick to Australian type books, adventure books or travel books. I have a long list of to-be-reads and I’m slowly ticking them off the list!
So this is the first one, Tracks by Robyn Davidson.
The Great Ocean Road is absolutely gorgeous and you should go see it right now.
I have been trying for the past week to write a new blog post. I probably have five partially written posts, that in all honesty I don’t like at all. I’ve just been feeling uninspired and I think I have the travel blues.
I keep getting asked “So Jenna, what’s you’re plan? You’re just going to hang out in Australia for a year?”
The answer is kind of.
Surprise! I’ve decided to extend my stay here to two years instead of one.