Bondi to Coogee coastal walk


Bondi Beach
The trio on our way

Cliff climbing

Tamarama Beach

Lunch stop in Coogee


Coogee Beach

Mackenzies Bay

Back in Bondi

Acai bowls to round off a good day
A definite highlight during my Bondi stay was walking the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. Everyone who I spoke to before going away was telling me I had to do it so it was only right I made it happen. I’m glad I did because it was stunning and highlight of my trip. Christian and Sam joined me on this little adventure and they sure made it into more of an adventure than I had first anticipated. We would be  walking along the path and all of a sudden they would decide to run off and start climbing cliffs randomly. Very fun haha.

The coastal walk is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen, passing a variety of beaches and a massive graveyard amongst other things. We stopped to have a couple of swims along the way to cool off. My favourite out of all the beaches we passed was Tamarama Beach. This was one of the beaches we had a swim at. We weren’t in for very long because the waves were so big and strong I thought we’d be pulled out to sea. It was quite intense.

On the way back we stopped at the rock pools in Mackenzies Bay, another highlight of the walk. The pools were a beautiful turquoise and gave us a bit of shelter from the massive waves that were coming in.

We were gone for a large portion of the day walking to Coogee and back but time flew by, it never got boring. I’m glad I had Sam and Christian’s company, walking it alone wouldn’t have been the same.

I love doing active things like these, mixing it up from lying down on the beach (as much as I love doing that). A great way to get some movement in your day whilst being out in the sun and exploring.

We rounded off a great trip with acai bowls back in Bondi. So satisfyingly cooling and refreshing after a long hot walk.

 

Sydney food live


My happy place, with some delicious food in front of me!

Need to get the good angles

Poké bowls on Manly beach

Bumped into Simon Hill of Plant Proof at Cha Cha’s my last night in Bondi. I love his work and was slightly starstruck!

Aaaand it’s live! My mini vegan eating guide for the Sydney area. Bondi was filled to the rim with amazing vegan places and so was central Sydney and Manly… There was no way I was going to get through all the places I wanted to go but it left me wanting more so I probably will have to back to Sydney one day. I’m sure I will.

I’ve never been to a place where it’s been so easy holidaying and eating plant based as Bondi. You could find everything you’d possibly want. Vegan ice cream from Cha Cha’s was just a short walk from the beach. Usually such a thing wouldn’t even exist where I’ve been before. It was nice to feel like you weren’t missing out and can still indulge a bit. After all, that’s what holidays are for. That’s the one thing I never want to feel, like I’m restricted or missing out because of what I choose to eat or not eat.

Syndey you blew mind with your food. If you’re curious of my favourite places I visited during my stay, check out the Vegan Eats in Sydney page HERE.

New Year’s Day (Photo bomb)


To the jumping cliffs and rock pools! 
How beautiful is this giiiirl?!

This just doesn’t look real…

After lunch we changed beach, Rye Beach

Look at this water!

Em got bored and started digging a whole. We did quite a good job!

Time to head back to Melbourne, but before that we had to stop at the fair 

Perfect ending to a perfect two days with this one

This is all in the wrong order. I should probably me writing about my Christmas adventures to Bondi but I felt like writing about New Year’s Day so that’s what I’m doing instead. Sorry about jumping around in time like this.

On New Year’s Day Em and I woke up around nine. I never sleep that late even if I’m up late the night before. We eventually got out of bed and the sun was shining. It was an absolutely beautiful day. After a bit of breakfast we decided to go to the nearby rock pools because there were cliffs there to be jumped from! It looked stunning in the pictures I was shown so couldn’t wait to see it in real life. It did not disappoint! The sight that hit us as we were walking down to the beach from the car took my breath away. It’s scenery like this you see in photos but never actually think you are going to experience in real life. How can a place be this beautiful?!

We walked round to the jumping cliff. It looked like a dream as well. The rock pool you jumped into was an incredible turquoise colour. Em and I were both a bit hesitant to jump but worked our way up to the second highest height. Neither of us had quite the stomach to dare to jump from the highest point that day but we said we would come back and try it soon. That feeling when you’re standing on the edge is pretty scary! What I’ve learnt is you can’t stand there staring for too long, I give myself three seconds and then just go. Otherwise you overthink it.

Around lunch time we headed back to the house to refuel with some scrambled tofu with veggies and then drove down to Rye Beach. This one as well, one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. White sand and turquoise waters. It looked like a remote tropical island. Towards the evening Em got bored and started digging a hole (I joined in to help her out haha) and we decided it was time get moving back to Melbourne, unfortunately. On the way back we stopped at the Rye fair to go on some rides. It looked too fun not to! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last went on a ride, it’s so much fun! How could I have forgotten?

Then it was time to hit the road. The sun was setting as we blasted old Taylor Swift songs and we were singing our lungs out. What a start to 2019. Thank you Em for the most amazing time!

Goodbye 2018


Last sweat session of the year

All glammed up

How beautiful is this girl?!

At Portsea Hotel

2018 definitely ended in an amazing way. Em and I took the car down the Peninsula to celebrate it at Portsea Hotel. We were lucky enough to stay with a family friend of her’s in Rye. It was such a lovely little escape for over New Year’s.

The day started with a workout by the hill where we do hill sprints on Sundays with the Crossfit crew (I usually opt for the track but do try to go once in a while for the challenge). It was a sweaty session and it just felt great to get a workout in before the New Years festivities begun.

We got to Rye with a couple of hours to go before the party and took the opportunity to sit in the sun for a bit. It was hot!! When we had enough we went inside to get ready. It was nice to for once take the time to get properly ready and dressed up. I usually do it in like 20 min or so but this time we spent over an hour curling our hair and doing our make up whilst having some drinks. Fun to be a bit girly for once! Rarely ever happens.

New Years at Portsea Hotel was really good. Plenty of drinks and met a fun bunch to hang out with who were also down from Melbourne for New Years. The view from the terrace over the ocean was stunning! Around midnight Em and I decided to go to see the crew from the gym who were also down in the same area. I had missed them so it was good to see them.

Just before two we were back at the house smashing some food because we were starving and then headed to sleep. A pretty fun start to the year.