Headed up the Sunset Harbor National Park this morning to try catch the sunrise. The color almost went off. Haha almost. Had the sun been a little more left in the horizon where there wasn’t low cloud cover, it would have been a cracker. So we just froze our butts off and squinted at the whales in the distance.
I had a breakfast date with a coworker bright and early Saturday morning at Manly, so I made the best of it and caught the sunrise. The sea was flat that morning, so there wasn’t much surfing action. But there were dozens of swimmers out, making the long trek in the cold waters from Manly to Shelly Beach. Hats off to them! There were kayakers out too, and paddle boarders, and as the sun rose and cast its golden rays everywhere, the snorkelers and divers came out to play as well.
I also managed to make my way past the broken wall separating the Shelly beach lookout and Sydney Harbor National Park, and came across this quiet little oasis of a pond. It was all so lovely and serene, I felt happy, calm.
And then I slipped on a boardwalk off the trail that led to an old bunker, and chipped the glass on my brand new lens. Argh boardwalk! What’s wrong with a nice rocky trail!? Deep breaths. I think there’s no damage to the picture quality though. At least as far as I can tell now…
That incident with the camera lens aside, it was a perfect spring morning. Cool, fresh air, with excellent company and breakfast to boot.
A week of relentless rain has finally let up. Apparently, we will now enjoy two weeks of uninterrupted sunshine! It was fun to see the thick layer of clouds literally peel back from the city at sunset this evening. I was so close to snapping the beautiful shafts of light that illuminated Kirribilli, when my phone rang. I’d been nervously but excitedly anticipating the call this evening, so I answered, and haplessly watched as the shafts faded as the clouds parted away. (But it was a happy call, so losing those light beams were worth it!)