Living on the east coast we’re treated to some amazing sunrises at this time of year.
So I understand anyway, they do happen very early.
The day we left Noosa after our long weekend, a marathon was due to close the road outside our campsite between 5am and 2pm. Which was a great excuse for a long lie-in and a lazy bbq brunch by the river before heading home in the afternoon. Definitely a better option than creeping out before dawn to beat the traffic.
You’ll notice none of the photos below are of a lazy bbq brunch.
I can’t deny we did miss all the traffic though.
So having set off rather sleepily in the dead of night, we drove ten minutes down the coast and parked overlooking Sunshine Beach. Where just a hint of daylight bouncing off the sea indicated the imminent sunrise.
Well, we thought it was imminent; the sun chose to rise behind the largest cloud in the sky and didn’t appear until two hours later. But I dragged Paul down to the beach (he had already gone back to bed in the campervan) and we braced the very chilly sea air until it was fully light.
Sunshine Beach is a beautiful place to wake up, and watching the sun rise – particularly having seen it set the evening before – was a special experience.
By 7am the car park was bustling with surfers and dog walkers, and we were glad we’d reserved the best spot to enjoy our cornflakes.
I’ll review the site in Noosa where we stayed in the next post, it was a good ‘un.