Bush or Beach

Before I came to Australia, I always knew it was the land of beaches. After all, every cricket tour to Australia highlighted the sparkling blue waters in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and even Melbourne. It was only after moving here, I realised that Australia is also known for it’s bush.

Through my numerous hikes, I have explored a lot of the Aussie bush particularly in the Blue Mountains but also down the south coast, Sydney, Tassie and Victoria. The Aussie bush is varied and filled with the sounds of birds and sights of trees and scrubs I don’t even know the names of. When I’m in the bush, it’s therapeutic as I’m away from the maddening crowds and all the hustle and bustle of the city.

Having said that, the beach is, in the end, my happy place.

The beach is where I go to relax. The sound of the waves, the smell of the sea and the feel of the sand all keep me grounded and take me away from the stressors of life. The beach is why I chose to move to the Shire after my university. The beach is what makes me love my spirit place, the South Coast. The beach is why I was okay with moving up to the Central Coast.

It’s at the beach where I enjoy solitude. Where I enjoy reading in the sunshine while listening to the waves crash. Where I go to de-stress after a crazy day. Where I feel rejuvenated.

I could live without the bush but I couldn’t live without the beach.

What about you? Bush or beach?

Do share!

***Linking with Denyse for Life this week, Alicia for Open Slather and Corinne for Monday Musings***

Until next time,

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  • Sydney Shop Girl
    25 September 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Beach lover here too! Not that I go as often as I should but being on a beach always leaves me feeling much better than when I first arrive.

    SSG xxx
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      25 September 2017 at 8:44 pm

      It’s the best! I’m so glad it’s warm again. I live a 5 minute drive from the beach which I’m so grateful for.

    26 September 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Beach it is for me too as I love the sound of the waves crashing – thats pure therapy for sure!

  • Denyse
    26 September 2017 at 4:41 pm

    It is awesome to see and hear the ocean. I found I missed that a lot while I was recovering from surgery. My first outing (after the drs!) was to Soldiers Beach carpark and to see the wintry surf!! Now my leg wounds have healed I am going to check with my GP is I can return to the sand and let the waves wash over my feet!
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  • Jenni | Unclutter Your Universe
    26 September 2017 at 6:18 pm

    The beach is very much my happy place and I could not imagine life without it. Thankfully our home is located a short drive from the coast, so it’s easy for me to spend time there in both summer and winter.

  • Rajlakshmi
    26 September 2017 at 10:10 pm

    I am totally bush person… love being in the mountains. The beaches are beautiful but the sun is not my friend .. yet. 🙂

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      27 September 2017 at 6:45 am

      Haha see I love the sun and sun along. Much to my detriment I think. 🙂

  • Parul Thakur
    26 September 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I haven’t been very close to a bush so can’t really compare but yes, beaches and mountains are my favorite. 🙂 I am surprised to know Australia has so many bushes. I would love to roam around trees 🙂
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  • Soumya
    27 September 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Beached any day! There is something so calm about the water and it almost like washes away every bad feeling. We visit Goa for its beaches every year and come back leaving every sad memory and emotion behind. It somehow heals us.

    Having said that, I like the bush as well. Mountains and being away from clutter gives me immense peace.
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  • Obsessivemom
    28 September 2017 at 2:48 am

    At home with my cousins we’ve often debated this point – the mountains or the sea and it is the sea for me always. Oh I love the mountains too but just like you it is the beach that is my happy place.
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  • Aditi
    28 September 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I am a beach person too! I can watch the waves endlessly, they provide such tranquility! I try to go on a beach holiday every year!
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