Early Morning Activity

A very early morning walk along the beach is a complete contrast to the last post.

It is 5am the sun is just appearing on the horizon.

Delicate pinks and greys light up the sky. A gentle soft breeze ruffles the ocean and waves peel off in perfect surfing breaks.

Then the sun arrives with a pallet of fire and briefly tints the ocean molten gold before bathing the world in that glorious glow of the golden hour.

The soft pink and grey of the pre-dawn highlights the buildings of the Goldcoast

The soft pink and grey of the pre-dawn highlights the buildings of the Goldcoast

Having an early cup of coffee watching the sunrise.

Having an early cup of coffee watching the sunrise.

The ocean in a gentle mood.

The ocean in a gentle mood.

Here is the sun turning the ocean blood red

Here is the sun turning the ocean into gold.

I wonder if he will catch anything.

I wonder if he will catch anything.

Ready to take on the surf

Ready to take on the surf will they catch that Burleigh barrel

Keen surfers arrive early to catch a wave or two

Keen surfers arrive early to catch a wave or two

Joggers exercise early to beat the heat of the day

Joggers exercise early to beat the heat of the day

The seagulls paddle around in the rock pools

The seagulls paddle around in the rock pools

The golden light highlights this kookaburra as he watches the activity

The golden light highlights this kookaburra as he watches the activity

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20 thoughts on “Early Morning Activity

  1. Your photos are lovely here, can I ask what camera you use?

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    • Thank you Ann for your comment and interest. I use a Cannon sx40, not a DSLR but a few more controls to play with than the smaller digital cameras

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  2. Joan and Terry Watson

    Wonderful photos, just love Burleigh, we walk there a lotx

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  3. I’m not a morning person either, but maybe if it was warmer that early in the morning I could be 🙂
    Lovely kookaburra!

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  4. wow … how beautiful! makes me want to be there!

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    • Time to come for another visit Stephen????

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      • sigh … it is, but it doesn’t look like that will happen until later in the year. I like visiting Australia either in the late February/early March or late November/early December. The best way to visit Australia from the US is to look for flight/hotel bargains early, so a February visit is not going to happen. I’m feeling the call big time, tho!

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  5. stunning morning pp, how sublime to be sitting on that bench watching the sunrise and all the early morning people 🙂

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    • So very peaceful Christine. A small coffee kiosk opens at 6am for the coffee addicts to get their early morning fix… 🙂

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  6. poppytump

    I’m bathing in all that golden light … and what a lovely description of it all PP 🙂

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  7. Since I am never up at this hour, I am especially entranced with these photos!!

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  8. As always, really lovely photos. Thank you for whisking me away from our Ohio arctic freeze!! 🙂

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