My Lockdown Walk – Ocean Beach, Greater Sydney.

Lock down is a rude shock. There we were on top of the world thumbing our noses at Melbourne (and most of the planet), miraculously invincible. Now, here we are in lock down with the Delta variant spreading through Sydney, and I’m sure it’s not just Melbournites who are glad to see us get our comeuppance. It’s the world. It’s alright. I can handle the rotten tomatoes. I know I let my pride get ahead of me. Or, should I say Sydney. However I’ve never under-estimated Covid, and I’ve been pretty committed to social-distancing and isolating even beyond requirements. Indeed, My husband and I are among those rare Australians who have had both of our Astra Zeneca shots and have served the two week waiting period as well. Yet, that’s still no iron-clad guarantee and our kids aren’t vaccinated. So, I’m not about to go fraternizing with Covid any time soon. Indeed, I’m curled up in my PJs with the dog sleeping on my lap, and working on my research/writing project. Aside from the unfortunate situation that I have to physically stay away from people, I’m okay with it.

Well, that depends on how long this lasts. I sort of bought the NSW Premier’s announcement that lock down would last for two weeks. Then, I remembered my last dance class and that “just one more, another one, one more” and before I knew it, I’d done 50.”

Please don’t let us pend 50 weeks in lock down. I might have written enough books to fill a library by then.

Anyway, the good thing about being in lock down here, is I live just a short walk from the beach, and we’re allowed to exercise. By the time I got moving, it was after sunset and even the golden after glow had sunk well below the horizon. I didn’t have my SLR with me and the aren’t the best photos I’ve ever taken, but they’re atmospheric.

Anyway, when I reached the beach, I noticed clumps of foam were washing back and forth with the waves, and looked like clouds floating on the sand. It was so atmospheric. Have a told you I love clouds? That I’ve landed in a lot of trouble photographing clouds, particularly dark and menacing storm clouds. Well, these pseudo clouds were safe. It was just a shame I didn’t have the SLR with me, although I doubt it wouldn’t been able to perform miracles on the beach after dark.

Well, at least I managed to get some exercise, and stretch my outlook beyond the confines of the house. Hibernation is so alluring, but so is being out in nature and perhaps I can get back down there in daylight tomorrow.

Best wishes,


2 thoughts on “My Lockdown Walk – Ocean Beach, Greater Sydney.

  1. Tails Around the Ranch

    Stay safe. This Delta variant is vexing most places. At least your country has sense enough to shut things down. I suspect a 4th wave will hit the US over the next couple of months because people were too anxious to discard masks and social distancing opting instead for making up for lost opportunities foolishly. Sigh. Sending positive thoughts your way.

  2. Gary A Wilson

    Okay – I’ll be that guy who has to ask – how does one get into trouble photographing clouds? In our corner of the globe, clouds are not yet private property (but hold on, I’m in California so let me check to see what our government has decided to legislate today. . .)
    In Sydney, have cloud begun to self-identify as citizens entitled to some form of privacy?
    Sorry – did that come off as rude to to those who self-identify as being entitled to self-identify as anything other than what they clearly are?
    Maybe I’m just in a mood. . .
    But maybe next we’ll hear about storm clouds who self-identify as young girls so they can wrestle with them for sport.
    Okay, I’ve mouthed off enough that I self-identify as happy..

    Hi Rowena, I hope you and your family remain healthy and are finding ways to keep loving life.

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