Small Blessings #2: Bear Gully

November 25th, 2015, 5am

Up at 5 AM with my camera waiting for the sunrise. We know our little tourist cottage at Bear Gully looks out over Waratah Bay in a generally easterly direction, facing the broad expanse of Wilsons Promontory National Park. Called Yiruk by its traditional owners, this spiritually significant landscape stretches further south than any other point on the Australian mainland. As the skyline gradually reddens, it gives little or no indication of where, precisely, the sun will arise. Of course, I know, precisely, where I want it to come up. Waiting. Then a small yellowish patch appears. Looking good. Yes!!!

Small blessings: right in the notch. Somehow, I feel like I made it happen.

Steve, Peter, Philippe and Adrian said thanks.

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David Wade Chambers

Born in Oklahoma: 30 years in US. 6 years in Canada, 40 years in Australia. Academic field: history and philosophy of science. Currently, teach indigenous studies online at Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM) and Brandon University (Manitoba). Come visit our B&B on Australia's Great Ocean Road. Mate's Rates for Hi community! (

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