It’s time to do some whale watching! The Baleen or Humpback Whales are on their annual migration. Humpbacks travel thousands of kilometers from Early May to Late November, between their winter breeding ground to their summer feeding ground along the East Coast of Australia. Be prepared and patient. Make sure you have a good pair binoculars with you or a good zoom lens attached to your camera. Otherwise, you won’t see very much… It’s always nice to get out of the house anyway and walk around. I decided to go to the North Head Lookout (past Manly) last weekend. It was a really sunny day with a few clouds scattered around the big blue. The view was absolutely spectacular. You could see the city with tens of boats cruising along the harbour. I have not seen too much in terms of the whale, maybe besides the water going up in the air from whale’s exhalation and white water breaking around the animal but it was definitely worth to get out of the house. Next time I’ll try to get closer and perhaps jump on one of those whale watching boats!
What to wear in winter when you live in Oz? Good question. I struggle sometimes. It’s warm outside (20 degrees) but once you are indoors I tend to get really cold. Well, there’s no central heating so drinking hot teas is my solution. Secondly, a scarf is a must, no real need for a winter coat in here but just make sure you have a few layers on just in case. If it’s too hot just take off you cardi or jacket. In winter I normally choose darker colours but I found this great tunic in bright green when shopping at Sportsgirl. I didn’t think this shade would suit me (optimistic as always ;-)) but I think it looks decent. Bright colours go well with more greys and more neutral tones but I absolutely love my fluoro pink nail polish. Pair of skinny jeans and an oversized scarf are my absolute favourites this winter. One more thing, don’t forget a cup of the on the go to keep you warm!
top:sportsgirl – $25
jeans: bershka – $49
jacket: jorge – $60
shoes: wittner – $129
sunnies: sportsgirl – $29
My autumn trip to Surfers Paradise was a real treat. I would not say they have the most stunning beaches in Australia but they seem to be never ending. You are spoiled for space the minute you arrive so you don’t have to negotiate waves with fellow surfers. It was a cloudy day so great for taking photos (clouds always make pictures more interesting). There are a number of benches and day beds to laze around and an endless number of restaurants to choose from. You can stop by in Surfers on the way to Byron or stay for the weekend. Either way, you should enjoy and relax far away from city hustle and bustle.