This week, I am revisiting some old memories! Last year when I was living in Sydney, we had a study break when we were supposed to work on a project. Instead a bunch of us (read most of the class) rented an apartment on Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast & took off.

Some, including me took a flight, while other lucky ones drove down. Though I did miss taking the scenic route, I woke up to this!

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A Sunrise on The Beach.

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There I am in the living room, waking up, sticking my head out & see it getting light outside. So, I wake up others and we walk across from the apartment to sit on the beach and catch the sunrise.

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Each of us wanders off to pick a spot & indulge in some peace and thought.

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& Then, just like that, the wait is over.

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and a glorious dawn breaks.

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The time is more than perfect for a quite walk on the beach,

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to the sound of crashing waves.

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I believe a beach at this twilight hour has a completely different personality from when it gradually assumes its character as the day wears on.

Do you know of any other beaches where one could wake up to the rising sun?

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Tell me! Would love to go there one day. 🙂


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Posted by:Neeharika Satyavada

I am Neeharika Satyavada, weekend wanderer & explorer, the blogger behind Map In My Pocket. I love telling passionate stories about off-the-grid road trips, art & craftsmanship, culture, food, cities, et al. I also believe that I was born again in the Himalayas and harbour an eternal love for these mountains. Thanks for coming along on this visual journey with me, I do hope you enjoy the ride. :)

2 replies on “Sunrise on Surfers Paradise

  1. Seeing the gorgeous pics…..can imagine what a mystical experience it must have been in real time! You have captured these moments so well……superb!

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