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Now, I'm not a particularly fussy kind of gal, but when it comes to outings, I generally have one rule: new, new, NEW! I always want to explore somewhere that I haven't set foot before (a little Turkish community on the opposite side of town? The CIRCUS?!), guzzle something completely foreign to my lips (mango lassi, anyone?) and I'll rarely gobble at the same restaurant twice. (Manly Italian, you're an exception, because you are s-c-r-u-m-p-t-i-o-u-s!)
So when one of my favourite people and I were planning an adventure together, I thought ''hmmm... what can we do? Sure, bowling's more fun than an ice-cream covered in multi-coloured sprinkles, and we COULD see a movie, but... what have neither of us ever done? What's different?''
Enter a day trip to Sydney's WATSONS BAY!
The view of Sydney's CBD from Watsons Bay. Squint and you can just see The Harbour Bridge on the right!
After catching the ferry (Watsons Bay is approximately a fifteen minute journey away from Circular Quay), we began our hunt for some local treasure. First stop? THE GAP. (No, not the clothing store. Teehee!)
The Gap is one of Australia's most well-known locations. Yes, because it's devastatingly gorgeous (just look at that ocean, would you? JEEZ!), but also because it's just plain devastating - it's actually notorious for being the city's suicide spot (the area's dotted with ''hold onto hope'' notices), and tragically, many murders have also been committed there.
We strolled around, visited Australia's oldest lighthouse, lamented our ability to venture INSIDE Australia's oldest lighthouse (haven't you ever dreamed of moseying around a lighthouse?! Ugh! I have!) and generally ooh-ed and aah-ed at what is truly a stunning suburb.
x Wanted's 'Prague' combat boots (perfect for climbing over enormous rocks in!)
x Nasty Gal's 'Clever Minx' coat
x 'Ignite' zipper dress
x 'S'-pattern stockings (which were utterly destroyed - hole central! - by the aforementioned enormous rocks by the end of the afternoon. Oh, WELL.)
Delectable fish and chips from Doyles. (Which were absolutely heavenly, but since when was seafood traditionally accompanied by plum sauce?!)
Things I can officially tick off the (entirely non-existent!) 'Activities I'm Yet To Complete' list: 'visit a NUDIST BEACH'!
As we caught the bus home (hot tip: the last ferry departs Watson's Bay at 3.50PM, so don't buy a 'return' ticket like this fool unless you can make it back to the wharf in time!), we were weary, but so stupidly content. Can I recommend jumping on public transport and selecting a random stop to traipse through this week? You'll have the BEST time!