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Perfect day – for a walk and churros

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School starts again tomorrow (boo) and to see off the last day of holidays, with the sun shining, we couldn’t resist taking off for a walk around the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin. The air was so clear and the water so still. OK, it was hardly 10°C, but it felt pretty nice outside.

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Afterwards, we felt we deserved a nice treat, so we went to San Churro Chocolateria the shrine to Spanish chocolate.

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It was pretty busy, but the service was nice and friendly. No surprise we ordered the specialty of the house – churros.

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Lovely deep fried Spanish doughnuts dusted in icing sugar and cinnamon. We had ours served with white chocolate and dulce de leche.

As my son said: This place would be in heaven. I tend to agree!

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Scrivener Dam – Lake Burley Griffin

Red sky in the morning….. just beautiful

Mornings are the best time of the day. Apart from the quiet and calm, the world seems new, ready for a fresh start. I just love it. I have always been a morning person and I have seen my fair share of sunrises.

This morning’s was spectacular. There were clouds on the horizon and the first glow of the day started a deep purple, then shifted to stunning red before fading out into yellow (and behind the clouds).

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Sunrise over Lake Burley Griffin

I used to gauge the weather by that expression: “Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning. Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight” – seems I grew up with mixed metaphors. Anyway, apparently red in the east in the morning is due to water/dust in the air and forecasting a storm that will come from the west (the weather always comes from west to east). The reverse is true in the evening: a red sunset means a storm is happening in the west – away from you.

There you go!

As I was by the lake, the morning sun looked so good on the Telstra Tower, I had to take a picture of that too. I confess, I digitally altered it a bit afterwards to bring out the red.

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Sunrise towards Telstra Tower

Beautiful sunrise over Lake Burley Griffin from the Arboretum

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This is the sunrise on the (hopefully) last day of the week-long heatwave over the lake in Canberra from the summit of the National Arboretum. It was quite spectacular and lasted only a minute.

On the other side was the full moon setting over Mount Stromlo.

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Today is going to be another scorcher, with extra thunder thrown in this afternoon.

Happy days!