One of my favorite places in Victoria is the Cape Howe dune field, a magnificent stretch of coastline that marks the border between Victoria and NSW (Croajingolong/ Nadgee National Parks).
That morning I was vainly trying to get to sleep debating whether I’d have more chance in succeeding if I kept warm in my bag and suppressed my need to pee or if I got up, froze but could then doze without the incessant pressure on my bladder. Like you wanna know this, but shut up its my photo memory not yours!! Anyway the debate itself was keeping me up, so eventually I succumbed to the inevitable.
Inside the tent it looked pitch black but once I got out the dimmest glimmer of the coming dawn could be seen on the horizon. Since I was up anyway I decided to don gear and walk to the summit of the highest dunes in the field. From there I marveled at the way the white dunes progressively absorbed all the pre-dawn colours getting this shot just before the sun rose above the horizon. An amazing morning of photography that chewed through many rolls of film.
For more pictures of this area check out my Croajingolong gallery.
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