A few weeks ago I took a week off work, packed my boards into a motor home and took of up the east coast of Australia with some mates for a week in the wilderness. I spent five days getting back to the basics and doing nothing but eating simple food, sleeping under the stars and spending the days in the water. Unfortunately the surf wasn’t epic but the time away was good for me, gave me a renewed perspective on life and reminded me how lucky I am that trips like this are even a possibility.
While we were away we saw a host of wildlife. Goannas, possums, dingoes, dolphins and there was even a shark sighting. It probably wasn’t big enough to kill you but never the less, losing a leg wasn’t high on my to-do list so I promptly paddled to shore and waited a while before paddling back out.
While I was away I came to the conclusion that other people can have their expensive health retreats and golfing holidays. There is nothing more relaxing than being somewhere quiet, with a decent beach and eating simple food. It resets the body, revitalises the mind and reminds you how lucky you are to live in a unique country with so much natural beauty.