Silver Gull early morning at Batemans Bay. This is our local gull, a beautiful medium sized bird with very clear spots on its tail feathers. Gulls near populous places become quite bold, but those in wilder places are shy and avoid people. On my way north to a Yoga Nidra training in Queensland last week I encountered the gull while waiting for a bus connection in the shopping centre at Batemans Bay, just half an hour north of us here. The sun was just about to lift over the eastern horizon, anchored boats swung idly on their tethers, clouds hummed with pinky-gold borders …. more tomorrow.