Meditating on the waters edge in Hervey Bay

Meditating on the waters edge in Hervey Bay

Meditating on the waters edge in Hervey Bay


Mediation, though, you can’t give it a score as such, but it helped me feel way happier for the next few days.

➳ Photographer: Jub Bryant

➳ Location: Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

➳ Website: Tiki Touring Kiwi


➳ Meditating on the waters edge in Hervey Bay

This photo was taken in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Having had a blast on the vineyards in Martinborough, New Zealand, I decided to have a go at farm work in one of Australia’s food bowls, Bundaberg. 

The wage rates are higher in Australia, you hear success stories of people savings thousands of dollars in a short period, having the best time of their lives, and as most of them are European, get the chance to apply for a second year visa.

In the first few weeks of my Bundaberg working experience, I’d been fired, worked for less than 50% of minimum wage and woken up more times before 6 am than I had for a long, long time. There was plenty of negative energy around the hostel; no one was really happy to be there it felt like.

It wasn’t all bad, despite the circumstances you can’t help but make friends with everyone in the hostel. The ability to vent to others who are going through exactly what you are is amazing.

A few of us took an opportunity for a road trip. One night in Hervey Bay was all we had, but it was just what the doctor ordered.

Looking out to Fraser Island, my friend snapped this photo of me meditating on the waters edge.

Meditation is something that’s been on and off in my life for the last few years. Normally you won’t see me doing it out in the open, but I’d gone ahead of my friends to do so this time round, and they’d left me to it. The photo afterward was a bonus.

After this 15 minutes of meditation, everything felt just that much more chilled out. Farm work was still going to be farm work; I got fired from a potato farm a few days later. Mediation, though, you can’t give it a score as such, but it helped me feel way happier for the next few days.

It’s been a couple of months since the photo was taken and I’m stoked that it was this random decision to do some meditation that’s gotten me back into the rhythm of doing so a few times a week.


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19 comments

  1. I'm sure that meditation does help. It gives you the opportunity to be still and hear whatever comes to you. I experience something similar when I pray. It keeps me grounded, especially when I am traveling. Best wishes to you in your continued travels!

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  2. Beautifully written.

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  3. I'm glad you can reflect on some moments from what was obviously a pretty shit time!

    Meditation has never been my thing, but glad it can provide some clarity for you.

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  4. Lovely read, I would love to give meditation a try one day just to de-stress! We will also be applying for a 12 month working visa for Australia so hopefully we will have some luck finding work out there!

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  5. I would love to give meditation a try.. i've heard great things about it. I'm glad it was able to help you.

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  6. Lovely photo. Meditation is often one of those things people "wish" they could do - yet so many don't! It truly calms the soul and clears the mind. Some people won't to it because they say it's "boring" or they can't focus...but that's the point of doing it! Mastering one's mind is a skill - but one that everyone should attempt.

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  7. Meditation is something I have practiced for many years, off and on as well. Unfortunately lately it's been more off! :/ It's great to get away and have some inspiration like this to pick it up again! Lovely photo!

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  8. I can imagine how peaceful meditating was by the water, the sound of the sea always calms me. :)

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  9. I love the idea of a photojournal. I take so many photos it's unreal, but I'd love to have the emotional connection too. Hervey Bay looks incredible.

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  10. Meditating is a great activity. although my mom pushes me to go for it, i hardly ever pursue it . Recently, I went to Wales and it was a great experience to meditate on the banks of llandudno watching the sunrise and imbibing the natural sounds of the water , the birds, the people (thought there were very few.). I loved the experience and would not mind doing it again.

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  11. Beautiful part of the world. Did you get to visit Fraser Island?

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  12. I love being near the water! I don't meditate a lot but it must be super calming to be right next to the waters while meditating. Seems so bliss and zen! Love your writing style, hope to see more!

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  13. Meditation helps to clear mind and attracts positive aura/ energy.... its good it did help you to de stress, and best place to be near the water

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  14. Amazing how some minutes of pause can give you such relaxation. How much more if you do it while hearing the waves and feeling the wind mixed by see a water.

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  15. There is something very calming and nice about meditating by the sea. I think the smell of the salty sea and the sound of the waves really sooth you. Glad you too, felt great after that

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  16. Your whole experience is just so beautiful and serene at the same time. We really do admire people who could just take a moment to relax and enjoy the peaceful part of life in this chaotic world.

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  17. This is beautiful Evan, Thanks for sharing <3

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  18. Meditation acts like a balm soothing frayed nerves and recharging stressed minds. I have found that 30 minutes of meditation leaves you with a sense of well being and fills you with positivity. This feeling lingers for a couple of days at least.

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  19. Great photo! ... Meditation always is a good option to feel better :)

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