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Gift from the Gods at Coolum Beach

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The skies can be heavy with cloud then on sunrise, the clouds tint with rich golds, oranges and pinks, a gift from the Gods. There’s nothing like it. Even on a rainy day, much like surfers that head out back

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What gets you out of bed in the morning?

What gets you out of bed every morning? We all have our thing. For me it’s the sunrise. Some days it seems to race some days it ponders.  And I have to be walking, on the go. In my previous

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Dawn Stirs at Stumers Creek, Coolum

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Traffic of a difference at Stumers Creek at Coolum this morning. The usual trail of sandy feet and eager dogs off leads is replaced with a guest appearance of the original locals this morning at Stumers Creek, Coolum. Over the

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Sunday 26 Aug – A Rainy Start at Coolum Beach

After so many perfect winter days, it’s a real treat to have a rainy start. No over achieving today. I get out for an early walk 0530, in case there’s  a sunrise regardless, camera backpack weighing about 10 kilos. Good

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Waking Up Coolum Beach – Sat 4 Aug 2018

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Winter On the Sunshine Coast Winter on the Sunshine Coast means a calm ocean, with crisp, clear sunrises. This week, I walk at 0530, the beach is lit by the half moon. One or two other regular walkers appear as

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Waking Up Coolum Beach – Sunday 15 July 2018

Sunday normally signals sleep-in, right? Not for me. Yesterday was such an incredible day, pure rise, air about 6 degrees C, there was a good ten feet of mist on the ocean. On sunrise the ocean steamed  into the much

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Waking Up Coolum Beach – Wed 11 July 2018

Rainy on sunrise, for the second day in a row. No lives were lost. I actually love the rain, the air is fresh, you can smell the earth in the rain, the roads, walkways reflect the sky, even if the

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Waking up Coolum Beach – Sat 30 Jun 2018

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This week has been a moody journey, cloudy starts most of it, except for Friday. Which turns my thoughts to my own moods, my own reactions to that around me. We take great care to empty the inbox of emails

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Waking Up Coolum Beach – Sun 24 June 2018

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 Being a part of sunrise is more than the visual, it’s being part of something far greater than oneself. I love how people interact with it. How they stop for a moment. Nothing else matters for a split second. Good

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Waking Up Coolum Beach – Fri 22 June 2018

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Thank God it’s Friday. The thrill of the weekend, the relief of being able to put down tools for two days, takes over as soon as I wake up. It stays with me as I hurry down Banskia Ave, down

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