Updated: Apr 17, 2019
Tuesday 6 am in the morning. A large group of 16 people on their way to Jervis Bay. Despite feeling tired, not only because it was early in the morning, but I just came back from a surf camp on the weekend, I was very happy to be part of the group on the road trip. After all, it is one of the main reasons why we spend our semester abroad here in Australia, to experience as much as possible. We rented two minibuses and headed south from Sydney. On our way to the apartment we stopped at a shopping mall to buy all the things we would need for the barbecue later in the evening.
Since we left early in the morning we were able to spend the whole afternoon at Hyams Beach, which is famous for having the whitest sand in the world. It was an amazing afternoon with good weather. We played volleyball in the water and enjoyed just laying at the beach surrounded by the white sand and with the surf in the background. It was in the late afternoon when we headed to our bungalows near Huskisson, which were located on a beautiful beach. At dusk and after our barbecue we went to the beach and let the day fade out under the stars, which sounds very romantic (as I write this).
We planned the road trip for two days, so we headed back to Sydney but visited some places of interest along the way. One of them was the Cambewarra Mountain Lookout, where I took the picture of the parrots in front of the fantastic scenery in the background. Another breathtaking view was offered to us at the Manning Lookout and the Fitzroy Falls with a vibrant nature spreading to the horizon.
I would have liked to stay longer, but time was limited as we had to have the cars back by the evening.
Anyway, I would recommend doing many road trips, because there is much to discover and, while looking out of the car window you can get a many stunning impressions of the landscape.
Vincent Brunner Course: User Experience Design
University: Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt