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402 days. 402 (plus or minus… mostly minus) posts.

Tag: water

Day 54: The Raddest

Yesterday, Ciara and I went for a day-long hike around Maggie Island. We hiked up through the remains of a WWII fort (more on that tomorrow) and in and out of a series of incredible cove beaches. Each beach was unique and was an extremely welcome site to a couple of very sweaty hikers.

One of my favorites was Radical Bay. Out of seemingly nowhere, we emerged from a rocky, winding path to a open field of wildflowers. Just over the wildflower ridge was a perfect, smooth-sanded beach. So rad.

As soon as we saw it, I reverted to my 20-year-old self and proudly proclaimed that Radical Bay would be the new site of my future wedding. But unless all of my future guests feel like going for a few-hour pre-wedding hike, I’ll have to figure out a creative way to transport everyone there. I’m thinking helicopter.

Radical Beach 1

Radical Beach 4
Radical Beach 3

Radical Beach 2

A note: Ciara and I will be sailing through the Whitsunday Islands for the next few days (on a boat!), so I’m trying to schedule some posts before we go. If I accidentally miss a day, don’t worry—I’m probably fine. (Mom, that was specifically for you.)

Day 53: Skink and Drink

Here is a fact about the Blue-Tongued Skink, an Australian critter: the vividness of their blue tongues often startles potential predators away. If you look closely at the photo, you can see a tiny bit of this little guy’s tongue. He was pretty quick with it.


Here is a fact about my vacation so far: I’ve had to drink more water in the last three days than I’ve probably consumed in the last three months. It’s unbelievably amazing here, and equally as unbelievably humid. My brain has slowed down to the pace of the air, and I’m going to have to keep this particular blog short and sweet (speaking of sweet, there’s an unending supply of delicious fruit smoothies in Queensland… even without all the other amazing perks, the smoothies alone make the trip worthwhile).


A beautiful tree and some gorgeous non-drinkable water.