Sunrise one from on my home beach
It was 5am the birds woke me singing their joy at the start of a new day. The lorikeets with their chatter almost drowned out by the kookaburra family’s infectious and unmistakable, manic laughter, the raucous crows and sweet warble of the magpies all herald a new day is dawning.
Looking out at the pink light spreading from the horizon we jumped on our bikes to race down to the beach to catch the sunrise over the ocean. It was pure magic.
I would like to share with you our early morning, 2 hour, photo shoot at Burleigh Beach. I took 243 photos. Jack took 295 photos….
As we head home we pass these 3 very fit looking surfers.
I stop to talk to them. This is what the lifestyle on the Gold Coast is all about. Sun, sea, sand and surfing…
Sunrise two from on the ocean
On board a cruise liner there are almost 2000 other people sharing the space, plus another 800 staff.
But it is still possible to find a place to be alone, especially early in the morning as the sun rises.
To just appreciate the beauty of the surroundings and marvel at having an opportunity to listen to the pulse of the ocean, I would go up on to the Promenade Deck and watch the sun rise. I did not get up early every morning, after all I am on a cruise! Some days were overcast when I peered through the porthole and then I would snuggle back down under the blankets.
This is the glorious sunrise as we sailed into Tauranga.