Never met a coastline I didn’t like 🤗 In my last post I asked what you thought your default was. Most of you also said you’re ocean babies like me. .
My favorite beach cities are San Diego, Nice, Tel Aviv and this one from the Coogee to Bondi walk in Sydney! Any others I missed? Do you live in one? Would love to hear your recommendations for beach and city living!
- SkyPoint Climb, Gold Coast
Ever since I can remember I have been a water baby. As I have grown up however, that love for the water has extended to the sky! .
If I can jump it, swim it, paddle it, fly it, row it, swing it, dive it, view it or float on it; you know that I am going to love it. @skypoint_au Surfers Paradise was no different. Touted as Gold Coast’s highest attraction, there was no question to me when presented with the choice to Climb Australia’s only beachside observation deck. .
As we approached the ground floor ‘mission control’, the sheer scale of what I was about to do began to dawn on me. Whilst, due to my height, I am accustomed to tilting my head back to look up at structures (and even some people), I needed to be near vertical to take in the sheer size of the building, and I would be on top of it. It was perhaps a mixture of giddiness and nerves which had me remark how “kinky” it was to blow into the alcohol test device, sat down and looking eagerly up at our guide.. Thankfully, the Ozzie humour took me in stride and by some miracle they allowed me to climb regardless! .
Suited and booted in rather “attractive” boiler suits, we had to unfortunately leave our cameras behind due to insurance purposes. I would later be thankful for this as it allowed me to focus and appreciate the sights for what they were rather than through an artificial lens. The elevator to the observation deck was fast, almost scarily so, taking mere seconds to scale the 70+ floors to get to our starting point. After a brief safety speech, we were clipped in and I volunteered to step out first to begin our stair climb. I didn’t want a single inch of my view to be obscured. The steps themselves were rather easy to traverse, and each one worth it to reach the top of the SkyPoint climb. .
I had made it. I was on top of the world (or at least the Gold Coast) and the views were incredible. Feeling the need to make up for my earlier jokester comment, I took the lead in accepting the challenge to lean back, line taunt, for a photo I’ve yet to show my mum in fear of inducing a heart attack (if you’re reading this mum... I’m fine!).