Thar She Blows!

My second-last full day in Sydney was spent in the township of Kiama, south of Sydney. It was meant to be a sunny day, but as the day got closer, we realised that it was gonna be the exact opposite of sunny.

However, I didn’t let that stop me from enjoying the sites!

Outfit | Food | Sites | Takeaway

The Outfit

Standard outfit to wear ocean-side: short board shorts and a tank top.

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The Food

Pre-church, we had delicious gelato with chocolate. The flavour I chose was banana chocolate caramel, which might just be my favourite gelato flavour of all time now.

Post-church, we ordered fresh fish & chips from a place in the town called Jaws. I chose perch, which was nice and thick and delicious.

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The Sites

At Kiama, we went to see the Kiama Blowhole and swim at the rockpool.

Kiama Blowhole

The blowhole was actually super cool! I don’t think I’ve seen that natural phenomenon in person before, so it was interesting seeing the water level in the hole lower before it came shooting back out. Mother nature is neat, truly.

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The Rockpool

The rockpool is exactly what it sounds like: a salt-water pool made of rock and concrete. Because it was fed by the ocean waves that crashed upon the rock walls, the water was teeming with life; sea slugs, snails, crabs, and even poisonous octopi call the pool home. I am normally really creeped out by all of those things, but the novelty of the rockpool made it worthwhile for me (lol).

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The Takeaways

  • It was cold(er) and rainy when we went to Kiama, but we still set out to do what we intended to do. I swear, swimming in the ocean feels a lot warmer when the outside air is also cold.
  • Don’t touch the wildlife in Australia (or anywhere else, for that matter) without first identifying whether it’s poisonous or not… *flashback to the older gentleman yelling at me not to touch the octopus*

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