Southward Bound

it's only the beginning

Busselton coastline

the long walk

jetty walk

gone fishing

you can't tell but it's cold

clear blue sky

windy

blue horizon

Dress: Dorothy Perkins

Coat: Sportsgirl

Wedges: Hush Puppies

Scarf: Esprit

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAC Bag, from Shopbop

Last weekend, Arnold and I packed our bags and went on a road trip southward from Perth. We drove as far as Yalingup and the Margaret River, but we took the scenic routes and stopped by a few spots along the way. One of those spots was the famous Busselton Jetty. At almost 2 km, the jetty is the longest wooden structure in the southern hemisphere, stretching out to sea from the town of Busselton, a necessity because of the shallow waters of Geographe Bay.

The jetty features a rail line along its length and visitors can take a mini train to get from one end of the jetty to the other, but Arnold and I needed to stretch our legs after sitting in the car for about three hours prior, so we decided to walk. Don’t be fooled by the beautiful blue sky and the bright sunlight, it was a chilly day and I was fighting a flu. Halfway down the jetty, my teeth were chattering and my ears were ringing, the wind was so cold, but we were determined to get to the other end and back. We did, and it felt good.

We may come back later in the year when it’s warmer and lingering longer by the water does not pose a risk of pneumonia. It’s a beautiful and peaceful escape. Such a different way of life on the water, and I totally understand how anyone who has grown up with this at their doorstep might never want to leave it.

Photos by Arnold Hozana

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