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samah | australia  traveller, writer, dreamer... we're all on a journey, we all have a story. these are moments of mine. [email protected]

#boomerang ∞ 3 of 3
With my final entry into @instagram's Weekend Hashtag Project, I stopped by this spot on my way home from the previous location as the wind forecast was high and I knew I would find a few of these fellas flying around.

I hope you enjoyed my entries and sorry for spamming y'all πŸ™Š If you've come across some really cool entries over the weekend, tag me in them!


#boomerang ∞ 2 of 3
@instagram logo, boomerang style for the Weekend Hashtag Project!

Note to self: walking on sand is not a good idea when trying to heal a sprained ankle.


#boomerang ∞ 1 of 3
I've only ever shared one boomerang on my feed (of dancing seals!) but no longer have it on my current phone which was set up as new... so, whilst I have been enjoying sharing loads of them in Stories, I couldn't pass up a few new entries for @instagram's awesome Weekend Hashtag Project! I'm still getting over a sprained ankle, so I opted to head to a location close by where I knew it would be possible to try a few different kinds.

First up, plane watching and playing with perspectives from one of my fav spots.


At 4:45am this morning, thousands of passengers including myself headed to the pool deck, waving flags, hand clappers and cheering as this impressive cruise ship made her way through Sydney Harbour.

We had been watching the weather updates closely and really hoped for a clear day, but the misty moody weather sure didn't dampen any spirits of those on board and the amazing locals and tourists who lined the harbour to witness this giant cruising to her new home port!

I captured this from my balcony, along with my previous post, before packing up and disembarking. I have to say, those that know me well know that I have a really bad sense of direction so I'm just bummed that the moment I *finally* could navigate my way back to my stateroom on my own without looking at signs and got it all under control between forward/aft and port/starboard, it's home time! I figured I'll just have to try it again some time soon. For now, this trip on this incredible ship was a great, memorable way to experience cruising for the first time!

@RoyalCaribbean_aunz #OvationOfTheSeas

A blur on purpose moment from my balcony on Deck 11 during our moody arrival, just before docking in Sydney early this morning! This world renowned landmark is a beauty, dressed in rain, hail, shine... or blur!

First person to correctly name this architectural masterpiece wins a cruise emoji from me 😝

@RoyalCaribbean_aunz #OvationOfTheSeas

Playing with lines and reflections w/ @photogra_fi.

In just over 5 hours, this incredible cruise ship which is the 4th largest in the world, will be arriving into Sydney!

@RoyalCaribbean_aunz #OvationOfTheSeas

The drive up Mt. Wellington was really incredible. The tones, textures and epic views caused @photogra_fi and I to stop often.

It's been a rad 3 days so far exploring Hobart and surrounds, but the time has come for us to embark on our next journey!

We have been invited on board @RoyalCaribbean_aunz's #OvationOfTheSeas for the inaugural cruise into Sydney from Hobart and we can't wait to share the experience with you all. Have any of you cruised on a mega ship before?! I haven't and would love to hear of your experiences... especially any motion sickness tips that you know of!

Exploring Remarkable Cave w/ @photogra_fi.


Moody vibes from Mt. Wellington.

Ready for a new mini adventure! I'm off to a destination in Australia I've never been to along with @photogra_fi. Any guesses where we are off to?

Monaco toiletries bag thanks to the rad folks at @wandererstravelco.

Inspired by my best friend and biggest supporter, @quietpoem. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š you babe.

Tag some of your favourite accounts! I'm looking for some inspiration and would love to browse through your suggestions.
#thisworldneedsmoredelicacy #momentsofmine

We all get a little busy, a little stressed, sometimes overwhelmed to the point where we lose sleep, become (extra) moody or even end up a little lost. But moments like this are just part of this wonderful thing called life, right? I finally had a quiet afternoon to myself today and caught this moment as a reminder to myself and anyone else who needs it... a reminder to simply take those rare moments of calm that we too often take for granted in between all the chaos and just... Inhale | Exhale. #momentsofmine