Posted on May 15th, 2013
How much I miss swimming in the ocean. These are some pictures taken with a cheap underwater camera that accompanied me to Sydney’s beaches on hot summers days. I really like the results. They remind me of pictures I took during my short trip to Menorca. While the Southern Hemisphere is waiting for autumn, we are still desperately waiting for spring, I hope Easter will bring some of it. I am going on a little trip over the holidays and I am very much looking forward to it.
It’s almost a month since I came back from Sydney and just as the last three days I was spending doing last things in Sydney, telling you about these lasts, is the most challenging. I miss summer, the smell of the sea and the city dearly. Berlin is still cold and grey and we are all hoping it will get spring soon.
Back to Sydney: I started feeling restless when day #23 came. There was so much I still liked to do, so I almost felt like doing nothing at all. However what ensued were three perfect days, spent wandering through Surrey Hills, Glebe, Chippendale and Ultimo. There was the hottest day of 2013 in Sydney since they started measuring temperatures in Australia in 1939, 46°C, that was spent at one of the best beach spots in Coogee, followed a wonderful evening with Maria and Will, drinking an aperitivo at a beautiful bar called Love Tilly Divine, eating dinner at Fratelli Fresh and having ice cream at the fantastic Gelato Messina. There was a visit to Eveleigh Markets, as well as silent goodbyes to the sun, the sea and the promise to come back.
This won’t be the last you hear about and see of Sydney, there are some developed rolls of film waiting to be posted and there are still some more stories to tell, but I will keep these to myself for a little while longer. I hope you will bear with me.
The advantage of staying somewhere for a longer period of time: it gives you the opportunity to visit some places more than once. So this was the second time I took the bus out to the northern beaches, revisiting Collaroy Beach, Long Reef Aquatic Reserve and Dee Why, plus adding Curl Curl to the list of Sydney beaches I visited.