Wear your shoes at Pebbly Beach + Indie folk dinner at Forster Park

Australia, Life, Travel

Forster is a small relaxing township if you make a detour when you are on your way to Port Macquarie, NSW, where aussies are definitely more of the typical laidback aussie here (COMPARED TO SYDNEY).

It’s been about one week in my two week roadtrip from Sydney to Brisbane now, have adapted to our humble way of travelling, enjoying breakfast, lunch, dinner in our old car. I don’t feel the need to complain, because as long as i am with him, i found it fine being super frugal 🙂 So it’s a little ‘luxurious’ for us to have sausage and barbeque sauce with a nice scenic view at Forster Park.

Forster park actually has a very Lord of the Rings kinda scene when we were walking to the picnic bench and table to have our dinner. We stopped by at Forster with the intention to go to Aldi (our first option to shop groceries, and almost optionally choosing Aldi solely). After getting groceries, we intend to continue our roadtrip to the next free campground, but decide to stop by at Forster Park/Pebbly beach. We start off at Pebbly beach first, after a few steps on the beach, when i pulled out my cable from charging, the cable head got stucked on my iphone.

Instantly, i panicked, not used to unfortunate scenarios and electronics in Australia is expensive I don’t want to spend on unnecessary stuff. There wasn’t much in Forster, no electronics shop (since it was closing at 5pm) and don’t know what to do when every single shit closes so early in Aus. Hauke was calmed though – he probably had worse cases. I was panicking not being able to enjoy, i need my phone for google maps, contacting my friends and family, basically everything. I started to fumble, so he decide to go back to the car and get some pin which luckily his mom packed for him, and he got the cable head out, i was able to charge my phone again (but of course have to use a different cable, which i bring extra before coming to Australia). As a reward for him? a kiss! (YES CLICHE )

Okay so, once i had my chill mood on, we took a stroll on the beach, but too many rocks. Pebbly beach i am sure the name is due to many pebbles in the beach, I only started to enjoy and appreciate it’s beauty after my cable panic case.

Amazing though there was a dog was able to play catch the stick – running , ouch it feels pain to me to be able to run on those rocks. We had our privileged romantic dinner at the park, enjoying the sunset, seeing young teens sitting on the beach after their surf felt so relaxing (how i wish i had a healthy nature activity childhood instead of living in the city life), and me as usual, had to take pics of our journey 🙂

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Mungo Brush? Weird name? a fancy ferry experience in the woods?

Australia, Life, Travel

oh man i been a loooong break since the last aus trip update. I blame the laptop for being laggy, ok fine its just my sense of laziness and reading german blogs >.> and also work. but yeah so by the time i get home i’m like fuck i need to sleep.

ANYWAYZ. About Mungo Brush (My bf doesn’t know that i think it is so funny when he pronounced it i thought it was his english prob :P) , is a damn huge national park. He kept saying it’s super pretty i’m like okay you just drive i will prepare food when you drive and enjoy the scenery.
and man, it sure is pretty! though with mosquitoes but still pretty! one thing i love about aus, almost the only thing i love about aus is how they preserve the nature so well and clean. Or maybe just i have not been to others much aside from my own country >O<! but hey Borneo has pretty sceneries ok! just that i live in the suburbs not near the mountains or forest. I’m suburb girl. Boy, we were so excited when we see the pelican upclose! SO HUGE BIRD.

as we parked illegally(proper parking cost 10 AUD) we have to rush back to the car when we saw some forest rangers (idk what you call them), but they were cool enough they don’t give us a fine. Apparently in Germany that won’t be the case, the officers are strict and no tolerance there will be a fine.

To continue our roadtrip we had to take the cute ferry trip, cost $6.50 for two of us +vehicle, basically they charge on vehicle type. it was fun! after the ferry to the other side, it’s a little lost because there is no proper tar roads at one point we doubt is our google maps leading us to the right path to go to the north? After a while of crossing those farms and bumpy roads we left the countryside looking beautiful romantic place and continue our roadtrip.

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camping site, where we have gotten bitten by mosquitoes and saw the pelican

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that’s the camera i use , panasonic yo

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pfft what’s with his pose

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Pictures taken on 13th April 2017, with love.

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our cute car!

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He doesn’t know.

Life

He doesn’t know, that i have been shedding tears for the last two days. He doesn’t know, that he is always on my mind. He doesn’t know, how happy I always get when i receive his msgs. He doesn’t know, that i am still keeping so many of our pictures since we first met. He doesn’t know, that many thinks I am a fool in a one-way relationship. He doesn’t know, what has been going on in my life recently. He doesn’t know, that i want to talk to him every day but am so sad when i see his seen no reply msgs.m He doesn’t know, that it hurts me to see him online and ignore me for days. He doesn’t know, that I know he did not hear the voice notes I sent him recently and how sad that made me. He doesn’t know, his last video call made me doubt whether I am the only one still holding on to this relationship or if he has gotten disinterested. He doesn’t know, that that was the trigger that got me into writing this expression note.

It’s been awhile since my last update, was slacking after my trip abroad.
this post is a self expression of how things took a change for the last few months.

It’s abit sad to continue documenting my trip to Australia, because it reminisce him, i have so many photos of him, i kept so many photos of him, i think about him all the time. I want to talk to him every day every night telling him about my life hearing him about his life, but reality a perfect scenario in your mind does not happen (on the bright side the worse scenario in your mind don’t happen too).

I have been holding on, I am still holding on, with rock bottom expectations, to keep this thing between us going because i love him so much. But when it has got to the point where you are sobbing for him, it is time to self reflect, before selecting the right words to have ‘the talk’.
I am trying so hard, i am tolerating in every single way, I know he loves me, but after the video call that seem so disinterested and you seem like a waste of time, does he? I was just looking at the whatsapp messages that I have favourited and how I wish he is still the way he is till I started the breakdown. I have look through past messages and I found a screenshot I took to remind myself, that he is ‘not good at online social interaction’ , and that he ‘needs real connection’. With our financial capabilities, will we have the chance again? How I wish, I will not regret my upcoming ‘talk’.

Mae, this is a message you have wrote today to express yourself. I hope, you will not make a wrong decision. I hope, you are still together with him when you read this. I know, you will be sad if that is not the case when you read this. I hope, you are strong enough to face this in the future. I wish, you can have a lasting relationship with him as you know you can tolerate everything of him when you are with him. I wish, if that is not the case, you are happy with life.
10.13pm 2017 October 3rd

Looking for privacy and sahara? Bennetts Beach it is.

Australia, Travel, Uncategorized

One of my favourite beaches during my australia roadtrip. It’s amazing how this beach is located. One moment you thought hey you’re in the forest like Blue mountains,  the next thing you know, oh wow there is a hidden beach.

It could look like youre walking through a mirage, as its a long way to walk before reaching the seas. You can’t really see you only hear the waves as the ‘sahara’ is higher than the beach sand, and also the forest where you came from.

It’s one of the most interesting beach I have seen because you feel you are magically transport from one type of nature to the next.  From camping at the jungle, to arriving at a endless riff raff sand, to reaching the waves with endless sides and nobody around. It’s crazy. By the way, camping next to Bennetts’ beach (forgot the name) , is not free.

 

 

We made use of the beauty and chilled at the beach under the sunny sun for a little while, till we decide to go back to the camping side (i.e. forest) and spotted this salamander.

 

Quick stop at Tomaree Lookout point before going to Mungo Brush, NSW

Australia, Travel

After our failed attempt to look for Samurai Beach, off we go with our roadtrip. We saw a signboard LOOKOUT and he made a yolo turning into this place.

Personally, i wouldnt spend my time here. It’s like a 15-20 mins drive up, but nothing much… other than enjoying some cheeseballs with him that we bought from Aldi.

Let the photos do the speaking. Ok fine I only have a few on this spot. But, the road journey to Mango Brush was pretty 🙂

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One Mile Beach , one moment sunny, one moment rainstorm.

Australia, Travel

One Mile Beach is a very simple and no crowd beach (or maybe just at April cause it’s cold) just next to Samurai Beach, but of course through driving it doesnt sound that simple.

To go to the beach, it’s almost not visible, there will be a big sign on the road then once turned in go straight and will see holiday park on your left, since april is school holiday there is a lot of caravans. So there is an open car park that’s big enough to just park there for a long time and go to the beach. There’s a washroom that you’ll passed by before going to the beach, the showers is outdoors so we have to wear our swimwear if we wanna get a free cold shower.

Since we were staying hobo last night we left really early in the morning so when we reach the One Mile beach it was just 7am. And! you can see a few hardcore surfers still surfing on a cloudy unpredictable weather like this.

We were attempting to walk to the end of the beach and I’m trying to see if it links to the Samurai Beach. When we were at 3/4 end of the beach, the wind totally blew the rain to us so arghhhhhh we have to like quickly get back to our car.

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Yep it actually looks gloomy like this

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How Campermate App lead us to nude beach – but we failed

Australia, Travel

We want to look for a free site to camp (just in our own car will do) at night, we use this app called Campermate that allowed us to find free/cheap/pricy camping spots and holiday parks.

So after Nelson bay visit we were looking for a place for the night – Yes we didn’t plan where to stay until the day itself, pretty hobo.

I downloaded this app and it shows all the types of camping available in Australia, so we look for the green color the free ones and found this beach called Samurai Beach, which is a nude beach! There is a camping ground for self-contained cars (which is suitable for us since our camping tent is pathetically from K-mart anyway :D). Looking more at the details, Hauke was a bit reluctant initially once we found out it is a nude beach! I on the other hand was super excited since I have not visited one. The reason being he said there’s a lot of creepy old naked men and I think there’s a lot of hot girls there haha.

It was already dark so google maps didnt help too much the roads are dark (totally not like my country where there is almost no roads without lights. There is a holiday park but it’s a proper one so the road to the beach was blocked we can’t go through to the camping ground , so bear in mind when looking for a free spot for this place, it’s quite hidden.

After looking for quite some time we ended up just camping at some secluded housing area (very common in non-cities of Australia) and did not even find the samurai beach at the next morning, damn.

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