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Square Sky 29: Happy New Year!

Let’s end the Square Sky December challenge with a bang, not a whimper. Fireworks for New Year’s Eve! (I’m sure other people will have the same idea.)

Huge thanks are due to Becky for organising and hosting this challenge. I found it “challenging” enough to source and schedule my own photos, I can’t imagine also visiting and linking to everyone else’s!

Here is a recap of all my Square Sky photos. It includes some bonus ones that I uploaded but didn’t post, included here to make the columns even.

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Square Sky 28: The Rowers

Bondi surf life savers practising their rowing — at 5:47am.

I took this photo half an hour after my pre-sunrise photo on 19 December, by when (as you can see) the sun was truly up. What ungodly hour must these people have got out of bed in order to be rowing before 6am? I shall never understand morning people …

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Christmas Day at Bondi Beach 2017

How enticing is this? Not.

Well, this is a dire Christmas Day on Sydney’s most iconic beach. 21C with a strong cold southeast wind, and heavy grey clouds. Not exactly what you think of when the term “summer in Sydney” springs to mind, is it?

To me, there’s a sort of admirable determination to have fun going on with these people. We’re in Sydney, it’s Christmas Day, we’re going to the beach!

We WILL have fun at Bondi Beach on Christmas Day.

There seemed to be as many lifeguards as beachgoers, and with not a lot to do.

These guys just look cold.

Compare this gloom to 25 December last year, which really was a perfect summer day.


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