Thursday, 28 August 2014

The usual sunrise thing ...

I think this blog is becoming more and more a photo journal, mind you it was always pretty photo involved. There isn't much in the way of stories to tell at the moment, or nothing much that wouldn't put you all to sleep. But what does happen every now and again is that I get to run away with my camera for a few hours. At the moment it is a bit of a sunrise occurrence, why not when I am up and it is so pretty. I would love to throw in some sunsets too but working of an evening scraps that idea. Maybe today ... I'll hold that thought.

I headed down to my current usual place, the Esplanade, to take some sunrise photos. As we are heading out of winter, the sunrise is getting noticeably earlier, making it harder to get to on time. I might have to abandon Mr Sparky early in the mornings if I want to get the sun peaking over the horizon shots now.

Early morning flight, pelicans on the move.

 I was at the same place yesterday and put a photo on Instagram of the seat below (wow I am getting techy now, better put the button on my blog somewhere when I work out how). I also put it on my personal facebook and my mother agrees that this seat would be a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Unfortunately it was a bit wet for that, the seat that is, because obviously the sky is clear. So instead of sitting I photographed the very still and willing posers around, the trees, while trying to avoid the morning runners.

Yesterday my aim was just to get back home after taking some pretty shots but today I wanted to take in some more so I headed further down the Esplanade. I found a better seat, well not really a seat but it made a good one, and I sat swinging my legs on the edge of the Esplanade board walk.

Almost looks like I am sitting on the sand.

It had a pretty good view too.

Bit blurry, flying birds are something I have yet to master.
 I didn't sit for long though, pelicans had caught my eye and there were not only a couple close by but a nice flock of them further down the Esplanade so I wandered down to them.

That is after I stopped and took 50 million photos along the way and had to clear some space on my camera. Note to self: after copying photos to computer delete off camera.

I did get to that mob of pelicans eventually. Probably would have been faster if I had half the enthusiasm for morning exercise that the other Esplanade goers had. Mind you there is just something about getting out and about in the earlier hours that rejuvenates me or help prepare me for the day, that is until the lack of sleep kicks in and I want to crawl back to bed.

Oh and did I mention I also saw a crocodile?

Oh I meant to say a crocodile artwork.

'Charter boat? What charter boat?' Too busy sleeping.

That croc wasn't annoying to locals one bit.

As I said there were millions more photos (slight exaggeration) but I thought that was enough for now. Oh and look I managed to spin a tale too.


  1. I enjoyed your images, and hope you'll link up at

  2. You live in a gorgeous spot of the country. If taking photos is your thing at the moment, makes you happy,it is a perfectly acceptable thing to blog about xx
    Gorgeous photos :)

    1. It is a pretty amazing area, it has grown on me that is for sure. I have always enjoyed taking photos and using them to share what I see so I guess nothing much has changed except for the topic of the photos. Thanks!


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