Beneath the Ocean in North Queensland, Australia, comes a uniquely breathtaking, majestic universe...
As we get older, we learn to face up things we fear. This weekend, on my 24th Birthday: I faced two of them...
Number one: Being underwater. A few years ago I had a scuba diving accident that turned my love and admiration of being underwater to something that haunted me at night. The stunning Great Barrier Reef helped me to overcome this fear. It feels like you have been transported to a dream world; it's so peaceful and everyday worries of the real world just seem to drift away. On Friday I also fully submerged myself underwater for the first time since my accident and took these underwater pool shots; which brings me to my second, 'fear'. Not so much a fear, but a huge discomfort, is my body in a bikini, having struggled with body image for most of my adult life. Never when I first started this blog did I imagine posting pictures of myself in my favorite swimwear, but I thought 'what the heck! You only live once!'
Enough about me.... I bet you guys want to hear all about the stunning little corner of the world in which these pictures were took.
For my birthday my partner Jake took me to Magnetic Island, a beautiful tropical island in North Queensland off the coast of Townsville. Think tropical sandy beaches, stunning koala-dotted hinterland and the reef just a short boat ride away. It's an absolute mecca for animal lovers: I saw wild koalas, rock wallabies and even petted the cutest little possums.
To sum it up in one word: paradise!
Where's your favourite holiday destination?