I checked the forecast before going to bed, as I always do, and the prospects for sunrise looked pretty shit. However I’ve been unwell and hadn’t been out for sunrise for over a week and so I decided to go anyway. Sometimes you just need to decide to go and then go. And the forecast was pretty spot on – lots of medium and low level cloud, but there was a thin lick of golden light on the horizon which added some drama to proceedings. About three minutes before sunrise itself a pod of dolphins appeared from the south, tracking northwards up the beach. This was a welcome arrival and it was great to see them lazily swimming in the waves.
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.