Since our early high school days, my friends and I have been talking about going on a road trip together. One of them had a family beach house on the coast so it seemed like the most perfect way to celebrate graduating from high school. We had all planned to have our Driver’s license by then however come graduation time, only one of us had our license (ironically enough the youngest of our three), and with family holidays and plans to work over the summer, our road trip plans were put on the back burner. Before we knew it, we were in university, and though we frequently spoke about actually going on this road trip, it never actually happened. Until now! It sucks that the catalyst for these heavily planned yet incredibly impromptu plans was the fact that they were both going on exchange this year, but nevertheless I’m glad that it happened.
So after 5 years, we decided to go on a road trip within a span of 3 days. Once we finally got out of bed, we headed out towards Berry for breakfast (or what turned out to be lunch) at Berry Sourdough Cafe. After the second half of our drive, we arrived at the beautiful Callala Bay. We stayed at the Air Bnb of the lovely Judy, who not only welcomed us with a bit of a tour, but also left us fruit and breakfast foods for the next morning.
Within the next two days we spent hours at the beach – lounging on the sand or being less-than-graceful ballerinas in the ocean, singing Moana at the top of our lungs, or eating our weight in food and spending hours talking about everything under the sun. On our second day we spent two hours stand-up paddleboarding (or well, we tried to stand up. We were just relaxing for most of the time) and soaking in as much sun as we could. On the trip back from Callala Bay, we stopped by to get some of Berry’s famous cinnamon doughnuts from The Famous Berry Doughnut Van, which were pretty good though it would’ve been cool if they had other flavours too. All in all, it was a trip worth the 5 years it took for us to actually go. Let’s see if we can manage to go on another one before another 5 years pass us by!