This weekend Katie, Sylvie and I took a road trip to Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The main purpose of the trip was to visit the Belgian Embassy for Sylvie to renew her passport, but we thought it would be fun to make a weekend of it and drive along the coast to see what's between here and there.
We left Friday evening and drove three hours down to our first Airbnb rental, which we struggled to find in the dark. You see, there's actually legitimately nothing between Melbourne and Canberra, save for a few really small towns. I couldn't even tell you the name of the town we stayed in on Friday. But being in the middle of nowhere paid off because while we drove around trying to find our place we encountered tons of kangaroos and even a wombat! I was super excited to see the wombat since I hadn't seen one in the wild yet. It was way bigger then I expected and also moved a bit faster than I thought it could, hence my lack of a picture.
Anyway, we finally drove by what can only be described as three trailer homes with a campfire in between them and some people sitting around the fire. I didn't totally grasp the meaning of "bogan" until this moment. I kind of wanted to join them. Luckily the people were really nice and directed us to our house. We basically just went to bed on Friday night and when we woke up early Saturday to hit the road, we finally got a glimpse of the cute little place:
There was even a swing!
Another wildlife sighting...a kookaburra!
The drive down the coast reminded me quite a bit of the Great Ocean Road, with lush forests and awesome beach views. We diverted to a small town to check out the coastline and stumbled upon tons of kangaroos feeding in a park. We were able to get pretty close to them and got some cute pictures:
They all just stood there and looked at us before finally hopping away once we got close enough. Kangaroos will never get old.
Katie taking a selfie :)
There was a nice scenic overlook in the park with great views:
I insisted on bringing the selfie stick and I'm so glad I did.
We walked down to the beach to look around and caught the beginning of a really pretty sunset.