I’ve had a love for the beach for as long as I can remember. Growing up I use to love building sand castles, getting buried in the sand then having fish and chips for lunch followed by an ice cream. There’s something about the soothing sounds of the waves lapping at the shore, the salty breeze cleaning out my lungs and the briny water relaxing every muscle in my body that transports me to a place where I can forget about everything else. It can be an exciting day out in the waves and playing on the sand, or a day floating in the water or sun baking on the shore. No matter why I’m at the beach it always helps ground me and stops the continuous flow of thoughts so I can live in the moment.
My family hasn’t had much time together over the past few months so over the weekend my two kids, husband and I went camping at the Eurimbula National Park with some friends. A National Park made of bushland and long stretches of beaches in Central Queensland, Australia. I can’t begin to tell you how much I needed a weekend to relax, recharge and get back to nature. Our camp was set up under a canopy of various native trees and palms and a through the trees you could spot the beach and the waves rolling in. Of course we had a small fire to make the camping experience complete. My husband and I have camped in the national park many times in the almost twelve years we’ve been together, and we enjoyed taking our kids to a place that we love so much.
I don’t get to the beach nearly as much as I’d like to and the weekend reminded me I really need to take the time to get back to nature, ground myself and take a deep breath of fresh air. It also reminded me how important it is to spend more time together as a family unit.
Here are some photos of our weekend:
Is there a place you love to go to recharge? Is it the beach or a rainforest, or maybe just a special place at home? Let me know in the comments below.