In the last days of winter 2018, on the night shores of Jervis Bay I witnessed nature in its awe inspiring beauty and mystery …. as each small wave washed the sand in bioluminescent blue. There may well be others, but only a single night of wonder like this is required in any lifetime
“So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.” ― Virginia Woolf
“Every day on the balcony of the sea, wings open, fire is born, and everything is blue again like morning.” ― Pablo Neruda
“We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.” Anton Chekhov (1860 – 1904), 1897 Waiting to view the Geminids at 3am on Nelson Beach, Jervis Bay …. The sea mist and clouds remained with no comet dust, but there was compensation.
In one instant, the horizon became a faint line suspended in the darkness, and then the line was drawn upward, higher and higher. It was as if a giant hand had stretched down from the sky and slowly lifted the curtain of night from the face of the earth. As I sat and watched, the … More Venus and the Dawn of Spring
“Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.” ― Ptolemy A 180 Panorama from Nelson Beach, Jervis Bay NSW – At left is the Point Perpendicular … More Nightscape – Nelson Beach
“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” ― Rachel Carson Its hard not to be inspired every day in this special place Huskisson Huskisson Murrays Moon over Collingwood Beach Orion Beach
The original Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse was constructed of timber in 1882 and located as part of the Shoalhaven Signal Station on the beach 200 metres to the west of the current lighthouse. Aside from the Keepers Cottages at South Solitary Island, this is probably the most endangered lighthouse in New South Wales and is of … More Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse
Moruya Heads lies at the mouth of the Moruya River, South Coast NSW
Ailsa’s Travel Theme for this week is Pale Callala Beach – Jervis Bay, NSW Australia
Unfathomable Sea whose waves are years, Ocean of Time, whose waters of deep woe Are brackish with the salt of human tears Thou shoreless flood, which in thy ebb and flow Claspest the limits of mortality!. And sick of prey, yet howling on for more, Vomitest thy wrecks on its inhospitable shore; Treacherous in calm, … More Shoreline after Storm
Ailsa's Travel Theme this week is Green.
Thin movements of sea grass on the dune rim bending against cloud, these things are ours Submissive to the sea and wind, resistful of all else, sand is the beginning and the end of our dominion. Mary Barnard – Shoreline Callala Beach – Jervis Bay. NSW, Australia