Ten years ago this week, Sydney awoke fully engulfed in a deep red haze of fine dust, blown in from outback New South Wales hundreds of kilometres away. The outside world resembled a scene from the surface of Mars, everything familiar but viewed through a lens of vivid redish-orange. It was one truely of the most bizarre morning's I've every experienced.
I clearly remember waking up as the orange glow started outside my window. Initially I thought I was missing the most phenomenal sunrise ever and so in a panic I packed my camera gear and raced up the street to the beach. Half way up the street I realised this was no ordinary sunrise. Walking my familiar path along the beach people were seemly going about life as normal; walking, jogging, heading to work. It was pre-instagram and the selfie, photo-craze era we live in now hadn't fully hit. Since it's been 10 years, I figured I'd go back and revisit my pictures from that morning. Hope they bring back some memories.
There's no fear of a dust storm in Sydney today. We're heading for 25 degrees, with sunshine and light offshore winds - there's even a surprising little bump of swell on the Tasman. It's a fine day indeed!
The Volcom Warehouse Sale is in its final days with everything priced to clear. On until Sunday at 744 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale.
Have a good one - see you Monday!