I spent the morning at Sunshine Beach as the sun threw out a lovely hue through some diverse cloud across the high tide and nice swell being held up by the south westerlies.
The sun moved all too quickly to hide behind the darker quarters before basting out over the top and totally dominating the start to the new week.
In all my travels around the coast this is one of those entrances to the beach that is close to my heart. Parking in front of some of the coast’s most exclusive real estate boasting owners such as Mark Webber and Pat Rafter, the walkway that winds down to the beach is the great equaliser for humanity and provides a sensational outlook over the protected northerly point from summer winds.
I love the winter up here in Qld. The winter sun is gorgeous and the westerlies clear and stunning. This time of year is the compromise to such a magnificent bulk of the year. Having had some reprieve on the water over the weekend it seemed somehow the overnight 30 degree temp was strangely manageable. Even the normal early morning freshness was missing as I stepped outside. Watching the sun lazily come to life it appeared to be satisfied with its work. The early light shimmered some lovely reflections across the calm ocean offering no help to the mugginess on the land. The only reminder of change is the pushing back of the suns arrival, already a full half hour delayed from the summer solstice.