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Featured Photos Croajingolong Nat'l Park in Australia

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    So this weekend I joined a group to go beach camping and exploring up north a bit from Melbourne. Croajingolong Nat'l Park is just about halfway between Melbourne and Sydney (about 6 hours drive from each) aka literally in the middle of nowhere. We set up on the beach, started a fire and broke out our bottles of wine and whiskey and cans of soup and god damn did the stars ever come out. It felt like looking at what the Hubble telescope sees. It doesn't even compare to anything I've seen in the US even in the most remote places. This was a whole other level.

    Anyways, even though it's winter down here, it's quite nice for a night outdoors and some rock scrambling next to the ocean and even a few swims! Here's some photos. This place just looked unreal. I can't count the number of times we rounded a corner or looked at the sky and I yelled "holy shit" or "this shit is unreal" cause everything was just so beautiful.

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    These rocks were made for scramblin'. We walked down the coast probably 5km on the rocks.

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    Went for a swim in this cove! Also saw dolphins and seals popping up every once and a while
     
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    Gah! Your adventure just keeps getting better :D Can't wait to til your bike ride hahaha. I went on a little mini quest myself to find the best star-lit night sky here in the US...You've got me pumped to see Australia's!! Keep on keepin on :D

    How's school going, btw??
     
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    I feel like that'd be one of the many awesome things about Australia, lot of places untouched in the middle of nowhere.
     
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    very cool! whatch shootin' with?
     
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    those are some really epic pictures! i'm adding this to our featured threads section!
     
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    Man just wait till you come down here or go to NZ, the stars will BLOW YOUR MIND!!
    I'm also super stoked for my bike ride! The Great Ocean Road is supposed to be like the most beautiful thing to exist ever

    Haha well I've somehow managed to only have classes on Wesnesdays and Thursdays so you could say schools going really well! 5 day weekends every week, baby!!! I've written an article on Melbourne squats for a journalism class so I'm going to share some photos and a write up here on STP soon.

    Your US ventures look absolutely amazing also dude!!

    I shoot with the Sony NEX-5! Fuckin awesome super little and super light mirrorless camera that shoots the same quality as any bulky DSLR!

    Word, thanks! :)
     
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    Great pictures, let's see some more!
     
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    Thanks!! There's heaps more where that came from

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    Here's me walkin on some rocks :D

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    GL with your great ocean road trip. I'm from Adelaide and can drop you some recomms and contacts if you'd like
     
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    SO amazing. The sky!! Are your classes online/remote? I gotta finish my degree that way one of these days... I am 6 credits short of a BFA. Doy.
     
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    Nope I'm taking classes right at a uni, luckily only have class 2 days a week so heaps of time to explore!

    Man good luck finishing your degree! You're SO close! :) That's my goal, to FINISH this degree...I've got about 3 semesters left