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My Australian Journey #13: Sunshine, rain and experiencing the super-moon from Manly

Is there a better view from a train station? I would love to know. The long platform with open views out really make you focus on the harbour, and with the cruise terminal being so close by it really dominates the view. The Harbour Bridge and Opera House team up to give one remarkable window view that would give any commuter a good start to the day.

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As you can tell, I spent a lot of time around the harbour. It helped that I worked just out of view to the right of the above shot, and would regularly take the ferry to Manly Beach. I believe the picture taken below was during the royal wedding, which gave me a reason to take the shot with Prince Charles and Princess Diana on the coin.

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Come rain or shine, Sydney is very photogenic. Which is why I have so many damn shots from here. They’re never ending! However each and every one is a good reminder of a fun trip, whether with intent or just aimless wanderings.

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And sometimes, my travels with intent bring surprises. I recall the night of the supermoon, and it being a cloudy evening. I didn’t go out of my way to see it, but walking down the concourse in Manly I remember just how bright it was in the sky. It really drew me and I decided to head to the beach to get a more unobstructed view. The shot below makes the beach seem pretty empty, however there were hundreds of people behind me taking similar shots. I am glad I had a more empty shot that could focus on the moon, but I really like the people here gazing out to it. It adds something in my opinion.

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And with that, a question. What makes you most happy? A walk in the sun, or a lazy day with the sound of rain hitting the window pane? Gazing at the stars at night or dozing on a sunny beach? I think I am truly happy with varied weather, I am one of those weird British people that doesn’t often complain about the weather back home. I go insane with too much of one. Maybe that is why I have been so content with hotel work too, the shift patterns see me working underneath the sun and the stars depending on the day. The consistent inconsistency keeps everyday different.

I hope to see you all in the comments, have a great day wherever you are!

 


 

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      • Honolulu has some of the same issues as California, albeit to a lesser degree. Contract times and costs run up so that contractors make extra money, who then contribute to the politicians who gave them the contract.

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  1. That is a tough question! It really depends on how I’m feeling as all of those suggestions and more make me most happy.. I love having a lazy day in with the rain pattering against the sky window, watching a movie, curled up with a book under a blanket… But I love walking by the beach in the sun, or people watching from a cafe, or walking through a dimly lit step muffled forest floor… All beautiful… 😊

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  2. I love when heart pours out like this. Truly sometimes I feel we don’t get rewarded for bringing together beautiful information like this. It’s like speaking into a void that just swallows your voice, like a creative black hole.

    What is a hundred likes? What is even a thousand likes? What do writers get for Google ads and whatnot? Imagine if you’re paid for this post, real money.

    Well, enough ranting. Nice post by the way.

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    • My dream would be to be paid to write and blog as I love doing it! We can all dream right? Haha. I guess as long as we are doing what we enjoy, we will keep doing it and hope that one day we can do it for a living somehow.

      Thank you so much for the kind words, I truly appreciate it and I hope you have a great weekend!

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    • I know what you mean, the varying weather gives us reason to do something else… a rainy day gives me an excuse to stay in the house without feeling guilty!

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