Introventures: St. Kilda Beach

A true introvert knows that there’s nothing better than peace and quiet, all the more in the arms of mother nature. My first destination is St. Kilda beach.

Situated on the southern part of Melbourne, the city was named after the yacht Lady of St. Kilda by Lieutenant Charles La Trobe. It is known for St. Kilda beach which sits on the stretch of Port Phillip Bay near Luna Park.

What’s there to do?

There’s so many ways to unwind and relax at the beachfront whether you’re alone or with friends and family. If you’re feeling energetic you can ride a bike, go for a jog or a quick swim. However if you just want to relax, you can opt to take a stroll, grab a quick bite, have a chat over coffee, or go on a picnic. Whatever you decide to do, you won’t be spared from the beauty of the scenery.

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(The contrast between the cool sand and the warmth of the sun made it the perfect day to go for a jog or lie on the shore)

There are café’s and restaurants on the seaside. I personally enjoyed fish and chips.

Why should I do it?

Because every now and then we need to cast our worries aside and ease our minds. Instead of spending your paycheck on a few drinks here and there, save yourself the extra dollars and go for a walk, or read a book instead. We spend most of our time indoors; it’s good to have some extra sunlight.

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(The vastness of the water is humbling)

How do I get there?

From the city in Southern Cross train station, you can take Tram 96 which passes directly infront of St. Kilda beach at stop 136 ‘The Esplanade’.

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(The tram goes all the way from St. Kilda to Brunswick road)

It’s amazing how something can be seen in so many different ways. Melbourne, a city buzzing with activity and life, and yet from here, the place we’ve all come to know and love looks like nothing more than a thin shadow stretching across the horizon.

All it takes is a matter of perspective.

Our fears and worries are not what they seem once we take a few steps back and realize that the world is a much bigger place. In the haste of life, don’t forget to breathe.

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(A view of the bay overlooking Melbourne)

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(Don’t forget to take your pets with you and head to the boardwalk)

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The footprints on the shore remind me of the countless people that have been here from all walks of life. Strangers, widows, children, fathers, daughters… but isn’t that our destiny? That one day all the things we’ve ever done will be turned into footprints. I wonder what footprints I’ll leave behind.

*ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY HAJ SONGCUYA*

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