Cape Schank / by Liesl Pfeffer

Cape Schanck, Victoria
January 2014

My friends drove us to this beautiful promontory on the south coast of  Victoria. We climbed across black rocks crusted with life. We dared each other to swim in the ice cold rock pools that were constantly refilled with fresh seawater. It felt like what holidays are supposed to feel like. I remembered what I had forgotten. That Australia can be new and surprising, even after living there all my life. That I can forget daily life, easily. That those things I obsess over and which seem to be constantly on my mind, don’t need to be. I wish I could always be the holiday version of my self.