Ocean Beach.

As you probably know, I lived & worked at the OBH (Ocean Beach Hotel) in Perth, Australia for the last 6 months of my trip.  I was just wandering along Ocean Beach in San Diego yesterday, and I came across the OBH here.  As I watched the surfers beneath the pier, I reminisced about how far I have come emotionally and spiritually since I left Australia in January.  At the OBH I lost myself in friends, boys, parties, and my life as a bartender.  Here, I have found myself in deep friendships, a new career, exploring a new city, and my new amazing life as a follower of Christ.  It is so crazy to me how much more fulfilled I am, here. It's not that this place is any better but that my perspective has changed.  Although San Diego is no Australia and never will be, I will be forever grateful for the void I have filled while I have been here.  One of my best friends from home, A, is coming out to visit in just a few weeks and I can't wait to show her this amazing place!  I bought us SUP (Stand Up Paddle-board) lessons.  I can't wait to cruise the beautiful ocean again.  The weather has improved to be perfectly warm, but not too hot.  I'm starting to really appreciate the constant sea-breeze while the rest of the country is suffering in the heat.  Maybe I can even convince A to move here from Georgia! 

{Here's a post about leaving Cottesloe & The OBH in Australia: Goodbye Cottesloe}

Enter my giveaway for a $50 Gift Card to Simply Beach!

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Winner will be announced 7/16/2012.  International entries welcome!


  1. Beautiful photos!


  2. great great photos!
    i wanna go surfing!!

  3. beautiful!
    join your giveaway :)

  4. Hi Summer,

    I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I'm moving to Australia in September and I can't wait to read about your experience there. My email address is leah@hikinginheels.net



  5. I love ocean beach. I use to live in sd! Beautiful pictures!

  6. AnonymousJuly 10, 2012

    thanks for the chance!


  7. AnonymousJuly 10, 2012

    Today was filled with much pressure to accomplish my earthly responsibilities and I love that when I read your blog it quiets my heart and helps me contemplate deeper and more meaningful things. Your photography, words, and artistic style move my heart and soul. Keep writing and posting please :) Your friend forever....

  8. AnonymousJuly 15, 2012

    Kookaburra wants to enter your giveaway! BAM! aames4@du.edu

    xoxo, Winter


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