the reef, at dawn

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Long Reef, Sydney Australia at dawn.
Long Reef, Sydney Australia at dawn.

I was down in Sydney town a couple of weeks ago… a seven hour drive down south from my usual abode … staying in an old house that belongs to my family. The house was originally a four room ‘holiday’ home with an outside loo, and while it has grown somewhat over the last seventy years, much of the original remains. From the deck, or ‘verandah’ to some, the view looks north-east towards a large promontory that juts into the Pacific Ocean surrounded by extensive reefs, an extinct volcano where I wandered as a child, picking up fossils as easily as one normally picks up shells. Over the years the trees have grown and a new house has gone up next door, yet even they could not damper the beauty of the early morning sky just before the sun came up, a fitting tribute to the molten heat of a once active and fiery volcano.

2 thoughts on “the reef, at dawn

    James Scott said:
    July 13, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    sounds amazing, I used to love searching for fossils as a kid, lovely photo as well

      margosnotebook responded:
      July 13, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      thanks, in retrospect it was quite amazing the number and variety there was to be found.

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