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The Heart of Spring in Sydney

Dangerous Currents at Bronte Beach

Dangerous Currents at Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

A couple leans back and sunbathes under the scorching midday sun at Bronte beach. The currents are dangerous today, and the lifeguard cautions swimmers to avoid certain portions of the sea.

A Bold, Beautiful Day at Bronte

A Bold, Beautiful Day at Bronte

Bronte Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

The bold blue sky over Bronte is laced with white clouds, meeting the fresh spearmint sea on the horizon. The waves rolled continuously towards shore with a strong current and the waters were refreshingly cold, but the constant struggle to stay afloat or dive beneath warmed our bodies up quickly.

Surfing the Waves of Bronte

Surfing the Waves of Bronte

Bronte Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

A surfer grips onto his board and steadily pushes his way further out to sea, determined to ride the rougher waves in the distance.

A Casual Stroll Down the Pathway at Bronte

A Casual Stroll Down the Pathway at Bronte

Bronte Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

A young boy gestures animatedly and bounces more than walks, relaying some amazing experience to his mother while they enjoy a stroll down the pathway at Bronte.

A Sunny Day Affair at Bronte Beach

A Sunny Day Affair at Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

Sydney siders spread out on the warm sand of Bronte beach, enjoying a hot tan while perusing a book, or chatting lazily with friends or lovers. Surfers pant ever so slightly, taking a short break before plunging back into the thrill of the ocean.

Back to Shore

Back to Shore

Bronte Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

Coming back to shore for a breather, after a good struggle with the cold, temperamental waves of Bronte in spring.

A typical view of Sydney, where the blue ocean and white ships are never too far away.

Typically Sydney

Redleaf, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

A typical view of Sydney, where the blue ocean and white ships are never too far away.

Lunch at Redleaf

Lunch at Redleaf

Redleaf, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

A sturdy wooden walkway arcs over the harbour beach at Redleaf, making it easier for people to be close to the waters without getting wet. A young woman sits at one end, dangling her legs freely over the side while taking a ham and cheese sandwich lunch break, with a good book under the hot sun.

The Blue Mountains on a Sunny Day

The Blue Mountains on a Sunny Day

Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

It was a pleasant two hour drive out of Sydney city to the Blue Mountains, just one day before a bush fire went wild and set part of the land ablaze. The winds quickly carried the telltale smoke back towards the city, enshrouding it in a murky orange glow and smoggy air.

The Vast Bush Landscape of the Blue Mountains

The Vast Bush Landscape of the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

The vast bush landscape of the Blue Mountains, stretching on for as far as the eye can see.

The Shade of The Three Sisters

The Shade of The Three Sisters

Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

A short bridge connects the stony stairway to the shade of The Three Sisters. Benches have been laid out for hikers taking a break, or for people to sit and enjoy the view. A sign at the corner states that the sacred rock of the aborigines is now closed for abseiling and climbing.

A Pleasant Evening Stroll Down Watsons Bay

A Pleasant Evening Stroll Down Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

A pleasant stroll and dinner at Doyles’ facing the beach. A fresh citrus scent bursts onto my fingers, as I squeeze a lemon over raw oysters resting on an excessive bed of sea salt.

Sunset at Watsons Bay

Sunset at Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

Ships bobbing gently upon the waters of the small harbour, while the brilliant sun sets behind the city.

Sunset at the Park by Watsons Bay

Sunset at the Park by Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

Young people enjoying a run around in the cool spring evening air, while the sun sets behind them in a blaze of gold.

The Gap to Beyond

The Gap to Beyond

The Gap, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

The Gap – a rocky cliff area in Sydney synonymous with suicide.

Icy Waters of the Gap

Icy Waters of the Gap

The Gap, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 17 October 2013

The choppy turbulence of The Gap; what lies beneath the surface?

Journey Jot

Journey Jot

Jots from a $1 travel notebook.

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