What day is it? Australia Day

It’s Australia Day today! A nation public holiday, a day tribute to everything that is great about Australia and being Australian. Sure it’s about the day the anniversary of the arrival of the first white settlement in Australia in 1778. But today we can’t ignore the fact that it was also the day that Australia’s Aboriginal community were invaded by the British on that day in 1788. Having said that, it’s a reason to weave together the past and present of a great land and its people. So, it’s officially a day off to have fun, have a party with friends and family, and check out all the live events going on during the day!

A year ago I was back there, celebrating the day under the hot sun…There is so much going on Australia day that i wouldn’t know what to suggest what to do or see! You have to see it for yourself. Though I can guarantee there is something for everyone. Aussies love to have fun, party, hang out the beach, have a BBQ with family and dress up and make an effort to look silly! Hope you like the photos.There’s another reason why I love Australia day and that is due to THE BIG SWIM. A swimming event around the corner where I grew up from (see the photos below) It’s a local event held on the Australian Day weekend. The course runs for about 2.5 km. The swim starts straight out from Palm Beach, parallel to the coastline, around a little head and into the center of Whale Beach. I’ve done it more than 6 times now and  it’s tough since the weather conditions can vary. Though the experience is AMAZING!!! I hope to do it next year! {All photos by me except the last photo, found via the big swim website}

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