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Published: September 5th 2016
Heading to the Yorke Peninsula was such a random, spontaneous trip and I didn't think twice about going when my friend Tim invited me. I thought it was just nice to get away from Clare for a while before I headed off to Gawler then Sydney!
I got picked up early that Monday morning and headed down to Corny Point, high spirits, sunny weather and a better outlook on life.
We arrived at the beach house which overlooked the ocean and settled our belongings inside, food, water, red wine..
We set out to explore Corny Point and I instantly fell in love with the whole place. Such a cute seaside village... Hardly anyone else around. I guess it was winter..
We took the surf boards and settled on a beach called Berry Bay South. Changed into bikini for me/boardshorts for Tim and then wetsuits each. I haven't surfed properly before so I was trusting Tim to look after me!!
The waves were wicked, a bit big for me but still got my confidence up being back in the waves. Being a competitive open water swimmer, I'm used to being in calmer waters for training and racing. Although
some races I've taken part in have been terrible weather (Bowleze Cove, Weymouth, UK).
We walked along the beach and filled little bags with the prettiest of shells with the intention of doing a swap back at the house and to see who collected the most beautiful of shells.
We watched the sun set after getting out of the water just in time and took photos and chilled out. We then went to get a burger and chips to eat for dinner. The perfect sea side evening!
Tuesday we went for a surf in the morning at a place called Blue Bay - I was still awful and only catching the white wash! When we finished in the sea, we went for a hike up the sand dunes and the views were incredible. You could see right across the bay and see little coves from up there!
We headed back to the house and picked up two fishing rods to try and catch some dinner for that evening. No luck, my first ever fish to catch was a puffer fish. A puffer fish that you can't even eat! Tim helped me setting it free back in
So with no fish caught, we went to a place called Marion Point and each had a steak at the tavern there.. Amazing food and great conversation!
Wednesday was our last day at Corny so we got up and packed our things, grabbed the fishing rods and had a competition on who could get the most fish. It was the flattest day and the sun was shining, so we fished from the ocean. The water lapping around our ankles, I was in heaven. I caught three Tomis and Tim had caught nothing. And then we said 'whoever gets the next one wins'.. With that, we both caught at the same time. Reeled it in and I had TWO Tomis on mine and Tim had caught a flathead. So we both won! It was a very funny morning, very competitive morning too!
We let the fish free as we were leaving anyway.
We packed the car and headed back, stopped off at Ardrossan for a little pie each over looking the beach whilst trying to fend off seagulls eyeing up our lunch!
Those few days away opened my eyes and I felt a renewed energy
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