We walked out early to meet the sunrise, disturbing kangaroos and wallabies grazing on Mullimburra Point. We spoke softly “It is only us!” A thin ribbon of cloud wavered above the horizon, already glowing soft pink, and the sea was silvery blue, quiet, waiting. Walking right out to the edge, a place where our children used to climb up craggy cliffs and jump down into the sea when a swell came through to catch them; we waited too. Waves splashed into the rocky caverns, sending spray flying, catching the first light. The distant clouds glowed brighter, streams of fire rippling out from their tattered edges. Then in the hush of morning the sun began to peep over the horizon, ocean ripples dancing in the light, dead casuarinas silhouetted starkly against the sky. All around the sky shone soft pink, and we began to walk back around the Point, through a forest of Banksia integrifolia, where about fifty Rainbow Lorikeets screeched overhead in a riotous dawn fly-over. Our beach was glowing too, strong golden reflections in the wet sand, sunlight touching wave curls, and the Sooty Oystercatchers having and early morning conference as they gleaned the sand. Enjoy the images, click on one to see it larger, or start a slideshow.
Have a wonderful day!