You’d have thought that since I’m originally from the UK, that I’d have no problem with chilly weather, but after 12 years in Australia I’ve lost a fair bit of my British ability to deal with the cold. I suppose it didn’t help that I headed out in shorts and a pair of Crocs this morning, but I always feel like I’ve given in to the weather if I wear long pants, a coat and shoes. On the drive down to the beach the car thermometer read 0.5ºc but by the time I got to Seven Mile Beach it was a positively tropical 2ºc. I knew it wasn’t going to be a spectacular sunrise, but you have to be disciplined about these things and go even when you’re nice and toasty in bed. And I was glad I did go because the scenery was still lovely and it was nice to witness that frost.
Shoalhaven Heads Beach is towards the southern end of Seven Mile Beach, just before the start of the old Shoalhaven River mouth. It’s a fairly wild bit of beach as they go, but you can capture some great shots by including the arc of the beach heading north and south.