Life is a series of waves, up and down, up and down.
One of those 'downs' found my elderly Aunty unexpectedly taken into hospital.
Off I went some 3 hours south to the beach side town of Port Macquarie to visit her.
I arrived in the evening and as visiting hours were not until 10am
I thought I would catch a beach sunrise the next day.
Ha! Well, 6 am found me sitting in the car park staring through the rain spattered windscreen,
surrounded by VW campers and panel vans
with their occupants still hidden from sight in sleeping bags.
The sun crept tentatively into view,
and unbeknownst to me so did the surfies .
But it wasn't long before there was a pitter patter and out came the umbrella.
Those surfers had sneaked past me while I was engrossed in taking photos
and there they were catching a wave in the rain!
Out popped the sun and for a while things looked up.
Clouds still hung threateningly on the horizon.
You never know what's around the corner.
There was just time for me to grab a quick coffee and a bite of breakfast
before heading into the hospital where Aunty was so happy to see me.
She told me how wonderful the ambulance officers had been
and we laughed when I recounted my beach adventures.
"You can't stop the waves ~ but you can learn to surf."
Quote by John Kabat-Zinn