On our trip to Victoria, Australia we revisited our previous route along the Great Ocean Road. Last time we didn’t have a chance to head down Cape Otway and see the lighthouse, so we made a point to add it to the itinerary. We visited on a blustery October day, with the wind biting and cold. I can only imagine what it would have been like to be on the water during a storm at night, when through the blackness shines a light in the distance, guiding you from the shoals towards a safe port.
We took our first trip to Australia as a break from some really stressful events, and drove the great ocean road to Warrnambool. The B&B there had the most amazing orange cake in the mornings, but in the evening, we just took a walk along the coast to watch the sunset.
That’s when I saw this one lone gull, looking out at the ocean and facing the breeze. I imagine that he was pausing to gather his strength before flying into the wind across uncharted waters, ready to ride wherever the currents led. It’s not a particularly creative or artistically significant image, yet it’s one that really hit home given our own left turn in life.
So to all the gulls out there about to launch into new horizons, may the wind be at your back and the seas calm under your course.
The first time we went to Tower Hill in Victoria, Australia, I was just starting to get into photography. We went in the middle of the day, and the critters were few and far between. Since then, my technique has improved, and this time we went at dusk, when they were really active. There was a flock (herd?) of emu wandering around near the parking lot, so I had time to practice shooting – trying to get the focus on the eye. For some reason, they just wouldn’t hold still long enough, but this one gave me a couple of chances.