Wednesday, is hump day! Neither the beginning of a week, when possibilities are infinite, nor the end of the week when you can have a drink, some food, go for an adventure, or spend a lazy weekend catching up with 'stuff'.
This was no ordinary Wednesday. We got up at 5:30am for a run, clocked a slow 5km, I was half asleep! Next up, 20 mins of profuse sweating, followed by a cold shower, more sweating, breakfast, coffee, a gallon of water, and finally more sweating! Work commenced as normal, and I ended up finishing with the obligatory headache.
My wife got home at the usual time, and because our body clocks had been turned upside down, and we weren't doing a run in the evening, we'd cooked and eaten by 5:30pm. We both looked blankly at each other, what do we do now? *Shrug* "I suppose we could watch TV?"
We quickly threw together a bag, mostly weighed down with camera kit, a makeshift tripod (camping chair) and some water.
After a quick drive, we set out on the a bush walk. Down stairs, through dense bush, to a panoramic lookout, but the sun was too high, and bleached most of the images. Temperatures at 7pm were still about 24°C, so I started sweating profusely!
We finished the walk, hopped into the car, cranked on some summer tunes, blasted ourselves with the A/C, and headed down to the beach. Stopping at a couple vantage points to grab more shots. We got to the Gannet colony at the perfect time, to find them shrouded in this golden light, it was amazing, I could have spent hours there. We quickly moved down to the beach to capture the last of the sunset.
I seriously cannot recommend this enough, I can't think of a better way to get over hump dat, all I needed was the waves, a brisk walk, the beach and a warm summer evening with my wife. If you've had a hard day, you'd be almost guaranteed to forget about it.