It is into the 4th month of lockdown in Melbourne, Australia.
Movement is very restricted but lucky for me the Bay is near at hand.
One of the activities, one of places that soothes me is an evening ride along the Williamstown to Altona.
I have learnt to watch the colours of the sky, and know the spots to get the best views intimately.
Might have been my years of sailing that makes me such an avid weather watcher.
I can tell as the sun slowly sets that there is going to be a beautiful show tonight.
The early stages of of the sunset reaches across the bay and lights up the CBD.
There is the perfect moment when the sun reflects of the city’s glass towers making it glow before the cities artificial lights try to steal the show.
Its hard to believe from this angle that the metropolis is quiet and largely deserted as it sparkles in the sunset.
Its a short ride over a little ford to my favourite viewing point to see the birdlife on Koroit Creek
This night it is the swans gliding and feeding on the creek up near the ford, under the reddening sky
By the the time I reach the estuary end of the creek the fiery sunset is reflected in the still water
At the Jawbone Marine Sanctuary the last minutes of the suns day is an orange smudge across the sky
Gotta say in these difficult times, to be able to be in and rejoice the natural beauty nearby is a special tonic.
I check the lights on my cycle and head home.