Last week I had to drag myself out of bed to post My Sunday Photo. I didn’t really have the energy to go sifting through all of the photos, so I just picked the first one that looked good and hit publish.
I enjoy running. I do it three times a week as a simple form of exercise. My main problem is that my usual run is not very inspiring. It is a run of convenience – a course that starts outside my front door and winds around my suburb in order to strategically finish where I started. It takes me past such exotic destinations as the highway and the petrol station. I don’t mind. After all, it’s all about the exercise and becoming fitter. For those reasons I enjoy it.
But sometimes I have the urge to run in a more inspiring location. In particular, I have had the idea to wake up extra early and drive down to Cronulla before dawn. There is something really attractive about the idea of running at such a picturesque location with the first rays of sun lighting up the horizon.
Finally the urge won. I woke up at 4.30 am and made my way in the pitch-black to the beach. On the way there I decided I was absolutely crazy. I figured that it wouldn’t live up to my expectation and that I would spend the rest of the day grumpy about having gotten out of bed so early.
Then I arrived. My decision was justified!
I ran a 2.5 km course from Shelly Beach to Wanda, then turned around and ran straight back. The first rays of sun were just beginning to poke over the horizon and it was all food for the soul. I felt refreshed and invigorated. Best of all, I finished up just before sunrise. That gave me the perfect opportunity to scramble back down to the beach with my camera and capture a few photos of a particularly stunning sunrise.
What do you think, worth getting up for?
Last night we went to bed with the news that a significant bushfire was burning out of control in Sydney’s South-West. Strong winds had allowed it to jump containment lines with ease, and it was charging towards the suburbs of Holsworthy, Wattle Grove and Menai.
With the warm, sunny days showing no signs of disappearing soon, we have been taking full advantage. The park is a popular destination.
Often I leave the camera at home, but on this occasion I wanted to get some photos of Hannah’s new-found love of climbing. She has always been interested in the ropes, but only now has she worked out how to climb them. There is something a little terrifying about having your 2 year old dangling precariously half a metre above your head, but she seems to love it!
With a family-filled Easter long weekend, I haven’t had much time to get the camera out. So instead I’m heading back to last year’s Japan trip for some inspiration. My Sunday photo for this week comes from the most incredible train station I have ever seen – Kyoto Station.