This month I asked the question, ” Do you want to wake up at 4.30am, drive to the beach, and watch the sunrise?”. And yes, there was a looong pause before they tentatively answered “Sure!”. I asked them individually, not as a collective. I knew I had to divide and conquer, or they would say “no” to Mum’s crazy idea. My girls and I had enjoyed a similar experience here, and I wanted to share a Sydney sunrise with my whole family.
With my tentative “yes'”, I ran with the idea, and before they knew what was happening, the family was waking up at 4.30am. We drove to the Northern beaches to arrive just as the sun was kissing the horizon. We watched as the sun grew, and the light danced on the water. We climbed the rock plateau and got as close to the horizon as possible. It was worth the early alarm to see this stunning light. The kids jumped around with an excitement only a beautiful sunrise can create.
After watching the sunrise, we ran on the beach. We enjoyed a breakfast picnic, and then went for a swim. We walked on the rocks, and we built sand castles. As our morning came to an end, the rest of Sydney was just arriving to start their day at the beach. And we left tired, sun-kissed, and filled with gratitude for a beautiful morning. This is 30 minutes at sunrise.
Now follow the link to see 30 minutes in the life of Meagan Dwyer / Meagan Dwyer Photography, Westchester County NY. Meagan is new to the 30 minutes blog circle and I can’t wait to see what she capture. Her work is amazing.