For a desert-dweller like me, feeling the expansiveness and smelling the salty air of the Pacific is immensely refreshing.
And down here in the south of Australia, standing on the shore feels like standing at the edge of the known world.
I felt so grateful for this gift and said the Jewish blessing that is said when seeing the ocean after a long time away: "Baruch
Ata Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Oseh Ma’asei Vereishit -- Blessed
are you, Lord our God, Master of the universe, Who creates (i.e. renews
daily) the work of [the original] creation [of the universe]."
The famed Bondi Beach!
Yesterday was a windy, cool day at the beginning of spring.
The "surf culture" of Bondi.
You can enlarge the photo to read the rules.
Ah, life is so civilized here, Down Under.
I'll miss it when I fly back to the chaotic Middle East in a few days.
(Linking to signs, signs and Our World Tuesday.)