My Sunday Photo – A Hot Summer’s Day

My Sunday Photo for this week is titled A Hot Summer’s Day

It is the middle of Summer in Sydney now and we are really feeling the heat. Sydney’s beaches are the best place to find some cool relief on a hot summer’s day. They are also some of the most spectacular places for views.

 

Hot Summer's Day

 

This photo was taken at a secluded little beach, not far from one of Sydney’s busiest surf beaches. It is a great spot for a calm, cooling paddle.

In the distance is a reminder of just how dangerous summer in Sydney can be. An out of control bush fire in the Royal National Park has created the mountain-like black cloud. It was stunning to watch from my vantage point and it made for a great photo, but I also thought about what it must be like to be a firefighter on the ground, how futile it must feel to try and battle something so huge.

Earlier in the day I had watched one of the mighty water-bombing helicopters become a tiny speck, then disappear altogether as it raced off to fight the fire.

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “My Sunday Photo – A Hot Summer’s Day

  • January 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm
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    My son is down the road from you in Melbourne (Geography was never a good subject of mine) and has said how hot it has been, but this is his first summer in Australia. I thought the fires in the stance was originally a storm cloud, like you say exciting to watch, but must be frightening to deal with #mysundayphoto

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    • January 21, 2018 at 7:31 pm
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      It’s only about 10 hours down the road! We have had some hot days, even by Australian standards.

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  • January 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm
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    You guys really are having a hot summer this year aren’t you? I’m susprised that beach is so empty actually! It sure looks appealing.

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    • January 21, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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      It’s a little tricky to get to. Also, it wasn’t empty around me – just had to position myself well enough to get this shot!

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  • January 21, 2018 at 7:40 pm
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    What a great looking beach, in the South of England we have a lack of sandy beaches.

    Thank you for linking up

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  • January 21, 2018 at 8:35 pm
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    Please please please send some of that heat to the UK…. I am still defrosting from my walk last night!

    Oh to feel some warmth on the skin and sand between my toes!

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    • January 21, 2018 at 8:36 pm
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      I would, but I have been led to believe that the faces of Englishmen melt at 35 degrees Celsius.

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  • January 21, 2018 at 11:16 pm
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    That cloud does look imposing, the fires sound really scary I’m glad we don’t have that problem over here.
    #mysundayphoto

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