As with my previous (my first!) Bondi sunrise post in December, I woke up early today and couldn’t go back to sleep. So I figured I may as well capture the sunrise. The first sight was rather ominous, with all that heavy cloud.
The hundreds of fitness fanatics were not ominous, but they were unexpected.
The lifeguards’ day starts early. The sun rises an hour later now (about 6:30am) than in December, but they were already busy setting up.
Cameras at the ready!
The big event!
I had no idea so many people communed with the sea at this ungodly hour.
I never did figure out what this group was doing.
Tomorrow, I’ll definitely try to sleep through the sunrise.
“Watery” not online because it’s at sea, but because there’s a wavering, watercolour look to this photo. This is off the coast of Belgium, shot on a morning watch from the tall ship ‘Tenacious’ in 2006.
I’ve lived at Bondi Beach for 6 years in total, and this is the first sunrise I’ve seen there. I do sometimes wake up long before the sky begins to lighten and am unable to go back to sleep (I hate that!), and I often think I should get up and go down to the beach and watch the sunrise, but I never do. Today, though, I couldn’t help thinking it would make a good entry for Becky’s Square Sky challenge. It was actually quite lovely on the beach at 5am — only a handful of people (including this young man doing his “greet the morning” routine) and colour seeping into the sky. When I left at 6am, the sun was well up and there were hundreds of people, exercising and running and swimming and surfing.
But to be honest, I would have preferred to still be asleep.
Photo taken at 5:18am, 19 December, Bondi.
One for Becky, who wants to see the amazing Indian Ocean sunrises. 🙂 The tall ship is ‘Lord Nelson’.