BEACH CAMPING: COME AWAY WITH ME!

Let's go camping, Listers! Come be with me in my happy place ☺
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    We're headed to a coastal strip just north of Myalup (W.Australia) for 2 days of on-beach camping.
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    The road trip is just a mini (1.5hr): feet up, jerky snacks, chocolate eggs and tunes at the ready.
    Pro Tip: beef jerky + chocolate for a tongue tingling mouthgasm ... you're welcome!
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    Oh hello there, Beach. You beautiful thing you
    The clouds just make you look even more dramatically stunning!
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    So, apparently camping isn't allowed according to that giant sign of prohibited actions... shhhhh, don't tell anyone and fingers are crossed the Ranger is on Easter weekend holidays!
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    My dog, Missy, giving zero fucks! She loves the beach, so this is the realisation that she's living a dream!
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    A light drizzle hitting the canvas, tunes playing on our tiny speakers and the lingering fear that we'll be approached to pack down.
    Clearly I need more to drink!
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    The sounds are intoxicating. The ocean, the rain, the wind.
    I close my eyes to fortify my other senses.
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    The smell of the wet sand, the salty sea air.
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    You know I'm a glass half full girl. Exhibit A. Raining like a mofo. Water for our pasta! Boom πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
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    With the clouds overbearingly thick on the horizon, I thought our chance for a sunset were lost. Then this happened.
    Less impressive in the photo. Stunning in real life.
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    It's rained hard and persistent til 7:30pm. We knew the forecast. It played on Daniel's mind, but not mine.
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    I love camping and take pride in my camp kitchen. Tonight on the menu spaghetti bolognese e vino rosso (from the bottle).
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    With dinner packed up and my firefighter (who worked over night last night) almost snoozing. I've seized a moment I thought I wasn't going to get. There is a break in the clouds and the Milky Way is shining through. Only just.
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    Time for some Mayer.
    "So I'll check the weather wherever you are 'Cause I wanna know if you can see the stars tonight"
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    And with the Milky Way back behind the clouds, I sit here, bottle in hand, watching Missy, watching the ocean. Pondering.
    Day dreams, parallel universes, lists!
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    Happy Easter!.. and good morning ☺️🐰
    getting a little artsy with Cadbury eggs!.. When it comes to Cadbury, I'm a sucker for their Turkish Delight and their Marvelous Creations (the one with the popping candy!). They even do them as Easter eggs! 😳
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    Ok, so this is our humble and apparently not-so-legal-perhaps-tolerated set up!
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    I found these beautiful little dune dwelling plants. I thought you'd like them. Aren't they pretty?
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    I'm a total coffee wanker (i.e., I don't drink instant). It's either, Nespresso at home or barista coffee out. *This hurts.
    *kidding! I grew up on this stuff! It takes me back to road-trips with my Dad. A cup of instant black coffee from a thermos on the way to his mine site (my Dad was into gold mining before he got sick).
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    Breakfast is up. On the menu; Bacon + Eggs English muffins.
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    The Easter bunny dropped by!
    Ok, I'm one of *those* fur-mammas!
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    This may be a first. Calling for official verification. I present, The List App sand sculpture!
    **full list of the builds (thanks to the waves, there was more than one attempt), in a full list next week!**
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    Little known fact about me. I love building sandcastles, sculptures etc. It's my kind of meditation.
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    There was yoga. I did a short sequence for me and then got posey for y'all
    I did go up into headstand but it took me longer than my 10 sec timer allowed!
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    ...then there was lunch, more foolishly optimistic fishing attempts, then there was some studying (so much educational psychology to read!), then onto some light reading in the sun (with beers), eating Cadbury mini eggs*
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    5 minutes on this side...
    (A girl's gotta have an even tan 😏)
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    5 minutes on the other side...
    Don't you love how clouds look like cotton candy.. I love thinking that I'm not looking up into the sky, rather, looking down into the universe. All the thoughts, all the feels.
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    then there was a very brief jog up the beach, a little more reading, a little bit of sunburn (I found out later), a little daydreaming (ok, a lot of day dreaming).
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    I finally went to my happy place. I took a little plunge or as I call it, a mermaid dip, got out and just breathed. It was just what I needed. #oceanbabe
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    I then took a shower. Something you will now learn about me is that I LOVE outdoor showers.
    Ok, so this one was more than awkward (after all, it was only $19!!) .. However, I will check before booking resorts and if they have an outdoor shower then they are on the list for consideration!
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    Then I updated this list to a beautiful Indian Ocean sunset..
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    The night ended with the Milky Way in her full glory. Such a sight to behold. It's a shame iPhone cannot capture the stars. I would love to have been able to share that sight with you.
    When the lights are off around you, no glow from the city, the stars are incredibly bright and visible. 😍
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    Good morning! Missy getting all up in my business! All up in ma'business!
    Dogs, amiright?! Too loyal, sometimes 😏
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    The dunes are so pretty before sunrise.
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    Time for coffee, hot cross buns and pack down.
    Morning Jess .. no 30 minute basic beauty routine today!
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    Just to show that my skills just aren't limited to a camp kitchen and sand sculpturing!.. this is me soft sand 4WD'ing. My dad would have been so proud ☺️
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    from me, to you, in gratitude of reading my list and allowing me to take you on a little adventure this Easter weekend x
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    ✌🏼️+πŸ’›