There was one place that really stole my heart in Australia, and that was Lake Macquarie. The stunning lake that features unoccupied islands and secret beaches is quite literally a stones throw from Frasers home. Less then a two minute walk, I spent most of my time strolling to the lake to admire the vibrant scenery, be it sunrise, sunset or sunshine.
Despite Lake Macquarie being Australias largest coastal salt water lagoon, it is my little piece of paradise, and even after three months virtually living on the beaches that surround it, it still takes my breath away. Whether it was paddle boarding, swimming with fish, drinking prosecco under the stars on island Naru, soaking up the sun, collecting shells, jet skiing and feeding the native pelicans, it was a constant hub of natural beauty and enjoyment.
Often when I went to the beach, I’d be the only one there. Free to photograph the rainbow lorikeets and the blushing galahs that would fly over my head and rest in the surrounding trees. Despite the many yachts that passed on by, it was always remarkably quiet, the only sounds were of the delicate waves that gave way to the beach and the symphony of chirps that accompanied the colourful streaks across the sky. The lake was an ever changing spectacle of blue, green and turquoise , and in the very early hours, the most calming hues of pink and violet. At night, we would pick out the installations in the night sky, that was a awash with illuminating speckles of such fine clarity. As if the stars had dropped straight from the darkness up above, the sand echoed the sky with its own glimmering show of blue light. Bioluminescence caused the lake to ripple electric light and our footprints to glow blue, a beautifully surreal experience to witness.
I took hundreds of photos around this lake and none of them could ever truly demonstrate how magical it is, how peaceful, how sun drenched and how content and happy I felt every time the blue horizon came into view.
Wearing – White playsuit: Citybeach / Pink hat: Rubi Shoes / Necklace: Tree of Life / Pink stone ring and earrings: Oliver Bonas
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