Sunday, 17 October 2010

Stolen moments

I've been working night shift all weekend. So when I got home at 10am this morning, all I wanted to do was sleep the day away. Which I did quite successfully up until 6pm.

When I woke up, the sky was semi-clear, sunshine was occasionally peeking through the clouds, and for one of the first days all week, it wasn't raining. I decided to get ready quickly, and go for a walk along my usual beach path route before it became dark. I'm now officially on holidays for 3 weeks, so why not get it off to a good start?

By the time I had walked along the path and back, the sun was nearly, but not quite setting. What to do? Continue home and miss the first sunset I've seen in a week? I chose plan B and ducked into a suprisingly near-empty bar along the beach, bought myself a riesling, plonked down at my own beachfront table and watched the sun set with only the music of my iPod to accompany me.

St Kilda Sunset

I felt a little self-conscious walking into a bar and ordering a drink by myself. But you know what, the sunset was worth it. Some moments are too precious not to sit still and savour.

St Kilda Sunset


Kristen said...

Goodness, you live in a lovely part of the world. I would stop and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine too, if I lived there.

Rand(Om) Bites said...

Stolen moments. What a gorgeous title for a post and to see the sunset, actually take the time to sit down and savour it. Beautiful. It's like stopping to smell the roses. I know I don't do it enough x

yublocka said...

Kristen, thanks! It is gorgeous hey? I am very lucky I know.

Mary, mmmm roses. Hope you have had time to stop and smell some lately in your crazy schedule.