Well, it was with a sigh of relief that I opened back the sliding glass doors to the Balcony and being greeted with everything still standing where I had left it last night. I quickly unstacked and returned the two lounge chairs to their rightful position, moved the stacked plastic chairs back to their normal spot and took the table chairs that I had placed in the Lounge back out onto the balcony. All is normal!
For the benefit of young Jeanie (FB friend from the USA) I can report that the potted plants and the rock garden are fine!
Looking out over the grassy picnic strip and beach scrub, the grey sea is churning up the sand as it arrives along the shoreline. The froth generated looks like the top of a delicious malted milk shake. Hmmmmm lovely.
There are a number of surfers at the Point taking advantage of the increase in the size of the waves and swell. However the word is that only seasoned surfers were advised to enter the water today.
Overseeing all of this, grey clouds fill the sky, masking the sun from direct sight but allowing warmth to be felt via the onshore breeze. Along the Esplanade a number of joggers and walkers are taking advantage of the slightly cooler weather conditions. A group of bold lycra clad enthusiasts have just passed by heading towards the North Burleigh Heads Surf Club which is a favourite resting spot for the riders.
At the rear, the Hinterland still has a veil of mist covering its features and the greenery of the hills and valleys is of quite muted tones as a result. It will be interesting to see the day unfold!