Bagels on the rocks
Last night (well, it’s past midnight so it was kind of two days ago) I spent hours trying to finish my animation assignment. I sort of left it for two days before it was due, which wasn’t exactly the smartest thing to do. I did finish it though, and got it bound nicely by the man at the printing centre. He had just opened when I was walking by. I did my presentation in class and it was good to have it over and done with. It wasn’t that hard. I was just so glad to get it out of the way.
Today I had a bagel for the first time. 😄 James decided to tag along since he’d never had one either. People around the world talk about it but they’re not common in Australia at all, and there are not many bagel bakeries. 😐 Thanks to Rachel we decided to go to a place called Glicks cakes and bagels. She suggested looking for a Jewish bakery and I read a few forum posts about Glicks, which seemed to be well liked by some members of the community.
The sucky part was that we’d have to catch a train and a bus. We caught a train but decided to walk to save money, and to see what else was around the area. It was such a homely place with lots of little shops. It was so far to walk from the station. Thank goodness it wasn’t in the middle of summer, otherwise we would be sweating our poor little heads off.
It was a bit awkward ordering since we never had bagels before. I have to say I was pretty excited because it smelled nice in the bakery. I completely forgot that the bagels themselves could have different kinds… I chose the rye bagel with egg, since Rachel said egg was one of the best. James got an onion bagel filled with mushroom and cheese, and had it toasted as well.
With our wrapped bagels we decided to go down to the beach. It was a really far walk. We could see the ocean from the bakery but there were so many trees and buildings in the way. It turned out we had to walk down a really steep hill. We didn’t go as far as the sand but we reached some rocks by the ocean. It was pretty awesome. We sat there for about an hour or so, eating our bagels. We had half each so we could taste the different flavours and they were really good. They were delicious and very filling as well.
I’m a sucker for nature. We just sat there on the rocks watching the waves wash over and tumble and roll back and forth. It was really nice. 🙂 We decided to go back to buy some more bagels to take home, but they had closed. We forgot that they close early on Friday afternoons.
It was so tiring walking back up the hill and steep road to go to Glicks. We saw the girls who had been working there get on a bus just before us. 😛 We definitely didn’t want to walk all the way back to the station so we caught a bus instead.
All in all it was a nice and peaceful day. Tomorrow I’ve got an assignment due… which I am hating so much right now. After it’s out of the way I’ll probably crash for the rest of the weekend. It’s just been so hectic the past week it’s insane. I’ve decided that I’m going to get rid of a couple of my domains as well, and consolidate most of my stuff. I love the internet, but I’m also appreciative of nature and I can’t spend all my spare time on the internet… ☺️
Please tell me your favourite bagel flavours so I can try them next time. 😄