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.
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.
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’.
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.
*ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY HAJ SONGCUYA*
- Kaan, M. The Lady of St. Kilda. Retrieved from: http://www.portphillippioneersgroup.org.au/pppg5fk.htm
- First, J. (2014). The A-Z story of Melbourne’s suburbs. Herald Sun. Retrieved from: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/the-az-story-of-melbournes-suburbs/story-fni0fit3-1226796054871
By Haj Songcuya