The sun rises from the east in Mona Vale

I’d managed only a couple hours of sleep, having indulged in a long and fairly alcohol-sodden dinner the night before. But I knew I’d rue it if I missed the sunrise, whatever it brought.

I remember the pink-orange hues over Turimetta Beach the morning of the US elections, and how I’d felt full of hope that by day’s end, we would have welcomed in a new president, one intellectual, considered, and capable. This early morning this side of my world now, as the very antithesis of a president swore in, I drove out to Mona Vale beach in the dark, to take solace from the fact that the sun still rises in the east.

Mona Vale Rock Pool at high tide
Mona Vale Rock Pool at high tide

 

Swimmers braving the waves for a wake up dip
Swimmers braving the waves for a wake up dip

 

The roiling ocean - Mona Vale
The roiling ocean – Mona Vale

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