I didn’t sleep very well last night and was wide awake at 3.30am. We have been getting heavy rain squalls passing through most nights for the past week. The result of the regular rain is that the island is incredibly green and beautiful. Instead of trying to sleep I thought I’d get an early start and made some breakfast. By about 5.30 the sun was rising but the sky was still quite grey and cloudy from the rain earlier in the morning.
I stood out on the porch taking in the early morning sights and sounds. The thing I love about the island is its rugged natural beauty. It feels like I’m a million miles from the city and the air is clean and crisp straight off the Pacific Ocean.
I’ve mentioned before that I have a family of white bellied sea eagles that fly off the cliff in front of the cottage. I see them most afternoons but this morning 2 of the 3 eagles were gliding on the gentle uplift from the cliff.
I could hear them making that typical eagle cry and just floating around above me.
Seeing these birds up close is impressive. I’d guess the biggest has a wingspan of about 2 metres. The photos don’t do these magnificent birds justice.
What a beautiful way to start the day!