I’ve just returned from ten days on the Eyre Peninsula. It was an epic road trip covering over three thousand kilometres but it nearly didn’t happen. On Christmas Eve my mum had two seizures and we spent most of the day with her in hospital. Fortunately she was home for Christmas Day but the worry didn’t pass and I left Melbourne with a heavy heart. But also with a sense of anticipation knowing our holiday was planned and we still had to live life.
I’m learning to live life in the present and these past ten days have been incredibly therapeutic for me. Enjoying each day with those I love and living in the ‘now’ is so important but it’s not always easy. In this beautiful setting, however, I learned to still my thoughts.
Our days were spent relaxing, exploring and swimming in the beaches near our camp site. After all, when the temperature hits 40 degrees celsius the best place to be is by the sea.
Of course an essential part of successful camping is good food and wine. This place has both. And whilst Coffin Bay may not have the best name it has some of the best oysters in Australia.
Not to mention the most amazing beaches that you can drive onto and turquoise waters that do wonders for the body and soul.
Fun times with family and lots of laughter (plus the occasional squabbles with the kids) – set in spectacular surroundings. I think they’re ingredients that add up to enjoying life in the now.
In fact the entire area gives a whole new meaning to a breath of fresh air.
I hope everyone’s year has got off to a sparkling start. May life be an adventure this year and whatever track it leads you on I trust it’s a happy and healthy one.