Escape to Terrigal; A Photo Diary

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Beach Photoshoot Terrigal Lucy and The Runaways
Beach Photoshoot Terrigal Lucy and The Runaways
Pelican Feeding at The Entrance NSW
Sunrise Sunset Photoshoot Terrigal NSW
Beach Photoshoot Terrigal Lucy and The Runaways
Beach Photoshoot Terrigal Lucy and The Runaways
Healthy Detox Diet Foods Blog Rolled Oats Fresh Fruit
Pelican Feeding at The Entrance NSW
Beach Photoshoot Terrigal Lucy and The Runaways
Sunrise Sunset Photoshoot Terrigal NSW
Pelican Feeding at The Entrance NSW
Beach Photoshoot Terrigal Lucy and The Runaways
Beach Photoshoot Terrigal Lucy and The Runaways
Healthy Detox Diet Foods Blog Rolled Oats Fresh Fruit
Sunrise Sunset Photoshoot Terrigal NSW
Beach Photoshoot Terrigal Lucy and The Runaways
Healthy Detox Diet Foods Blog Rolled Oats Fresh Fruit
Beach Photoshoot Terrigal Lucy and The Runaways
Friendship photo

Wearing: Asos Denim Jacket; Steve Madden boots; Vintage felt hat (from Terrigal); Miss Cherry lace dress;
(Photos taken by me and Betty; on Nikon D60 and D90)

Just like some rom-com movie: I drove over to my girlfriend's place in tears, headed straight to the kitchen, slam my phone down and put my hands up in the air in exasperation and sigh "MEN!".
This annoying situation is not unfamiliar to me but after a comforting honey black tea, I whisper into my cup "I need to go away" and just like a good girlfriend is supposed to say, she says with a smile, "yes let's do it!".
So, one week later of more emotional ups and downs we pack our rooms up and drive the 1.5 hours up to sunny Terrigal. I've done it again, do what I do best: Runaway.

Instantly seeing the serene coasts, the bright sun and fresh winds really soothed our souls. As we sat on Terrigal beach watching a family fish and playing with stray dogs, I naturally switched my mind off (as well as my phone) and stopped thinking of what I had back home in Sydney. The next three days consisted of detoxifying foods (oats, fish, eggs, teas, salads and fruits), canoeing, beach walking, cooking, drinking Madame Flavour tea, waking up for the sunrise, vegging out in front of TV, playing cards, rock pools, reading, pelican feeding and sight seeing.
 We bitched about men at times; but being in calm sunny Terrigal, I found I didn't want to taint the serene feeling with that frustrating topic. Instead we woke up at 6am to watch the sunrise and stare out into the waters, it was like I was meditating without knowing it.

I'm back in Sydney now, and I'm trying to keep the calm pace I had going back in Terrigal. Me and Betty bought Pandora charms for each other straight away, I got her a suitcase charm as she said when I picked her up: "I feel like I packed my whole room" and I giggled because I felt the same way. Then Betty got me a turtle charm because we arrived to Shelly beach we went to explore the rock pools. The rock was a forest green and scaly looking. I said "It feels like I'm going to mount a huge turtle and this turtle will start walking with us on it". She also giggled at that as she thought the same way.

 My last post here explains some of the crappy feelings I was feeling when I left. Like a good friend, Betty tagged me in the Instagram post and she helped articulate it all.
So, thank you Betty thank yooooooooou! Running away for a man-free escape really really does help.

23 comments :

Jacqueline said...

these pics are glorious :)

Sarah said...

Lovely pics hun, hope your feeling better xx

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Ivana Džidić said...

You look beautiful and the photos are just amazing. I'm glad you had fun running away:)

Gita said...

Woop, this seems like such a calm and beautiful place. You can just feel your happy energy on these snaps. Awesome!

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Krystel said...

These photos are stunning amazing photography it looks so warm and relaxing :) would love to go some place like that in the future the food looks super yummy too ! x

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Sapir said...

Amazing pics !! you look stuning :)
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Busola Coutts said...

Lovely photos. So peaceful :)

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Klaudia said...

That's so so beautiful and amazing photos !!!:D

Reichel said...

Amazing pics!! Love the ones in the rocks,stunning !

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Miss Funny Face said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling a little bit better :) These photos are amazing!!

MoonRae said...

~gorgeous~

Eve said...

Gorgeous photos, I love the little tan boots!

x Eve

Mica said...

Such beautiful photos! Sounds like you really benefited from your trip :)

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Mia Hattler said...

Great post! You are so beautiful <3
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Chai Chen said...

Lovely photos dear Natalie! So pretty! Inspires me to take a vacation! :)

Hope you can visit me again dear :)
And since Google Reader is retiring by July 1, 2013; we might no't be able to keep up with each other's feeds via reading list / GFC when the time comes I guess (I really dunno if GFC's going too but just to be safe lah~).
I'll keep up with your updates via Bloglovin' instead :) Followed you there now too dear, #264

Hope you follow me back there too, in case you haven't yet so we can still follow each other :)
Don't worry - still following you on GFC. :)

Let me know if there are other platforms you want dear. Keep in touch! (^_^) Happy weekend!


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Le Seasonnier said...

Natalie !! Awesom shoots! You look beautiful and natural. And the landscape is impressive! Congrats for this post :)

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judith said...

Preciosas fotografías!!
Saludos
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Crystal Ike said...

Great photographs! I love your style and your hair is gorgeous, girl!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog as well :)

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Martyn James said...

stunning photos and great outfits! Will check back often :)

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Patricia G. said...

Uuuuuooooouuuu! Amazing pics! And you are so beautiful! Love the boots!!!
Kiss

dublinchiclifestyle Evelina Eva said...

beautiful pictures. Love your hat, white dress and boots.

Ewelina & Eva
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Charlotte Swan said...

I love your blog! your pictures are so beautifull: all that sun makes me happy ;)
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