365 Days by Samantha Goode

1 photo a day for 365 consecutive days taken by Samantha.

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365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 30 – Wednesday 22nd April 2015.

Surf’s Up!

   Avoca Beach,Central Coast,NSW Australia

We’ve just come out the other side from a once in ten years storm. It was ferocious. The wind and rain were both pretty phenomenal. My little town centre  still has no electricity, so all the cafes, restaurants and shops are shut. 

The wind has finally eased up and so has the rain, which enabled me to get out at go and see the waves again. I planned to get a photo as a comparison to yesterday’s shot, on what that scene normally looks like – but the swell is still massive and there wasn’t much difference today, I might have to wait s day or 2 to get that shot for you guys. 
I saw some pretty amazing huge waves today and the light was just perfect. The surfers were also out today – lucky them! 

 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 29 – Tuesday 21st April 2015.

Massive 5 Metre (15 feet) Swell!  

Avoca Beach,Central Coast,NSW Australia 

My goodness, the weather has been insane since last night.  So many trees and power lines are down due to very strong winds. We are currently completely cut off due to fallen trees and live wires on the roads. 
Many local areas have no power, we are fortunate that we do, but we have no phone service, including mobile. 
The waves are a massive 5 metres at the moment. 
This photo is of some rocks that are usually 5 metres past sea level. You can usually walk around these to a very large rock platform, where fishermen fish, which was today completely inaccessible. 
Normally, there would be many surfers in the water, today, I never saw one (thankfully). 
Weather permitting tomorrow, I will try and get a photo of this exact same view as a comparison. 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 20 – Sunday 12th April 2015.

It’s a Mixed up Kind of Day

 

Patonga, NSW, Australia 

Upon arriving at the beach this morning, it was blue sky and sunshine. Pretty quickly – within the hour I’d say, these pretty ominous dark clouds started rolling in. The wind picked up and the temperature proceeded to drop – meaning, time to wrap up and go home. Just as we were leaving, out came the sun again. Typical!



365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 18 – Friday 10th April 2015.

 White Horses

Avoca Beach, NSW, Australia

I can’t describe how good it felt today, to be by the ocean – watching the local surfers, watching the extreme power of the waves surge upon the rocks. I just feel like it cleanses me. I know it cleanses me. 

Water is the thing that grounds me – honestly, I’m at my happiest when I’m by the ocean, guess that’s why I live walking distance to the beach! 
I wasn’t going to share this on here, but, feel I need to explain why I suddenly stopped posting after I completed my first 365 journey. I told you all that I was pregnant, back at the start of 2013. My son is now nearly 2! I’d planned to continue my blog. The reason I took such a big break was due to the fact that 
when I was pregnant with him, back in February 2013, I was hit by a 4×4 that didn’t stop at a stop sign and we nearly died – twice (a month after my accident, I suffered a pulmonary embolism). Long story short, my son is perfect, I’m still dealing with medical issues – and PTSD. 

completely lost my oomph for my photography. I just didn’t want to, I just couldn’t. I took photos of my son, but not my ‘proper’ photography. Not 
the photography that I was once so passionate about taking. 

So, you see, this 365 journey – number 2, is a huge turning point for me – in a completely positive direction. 

Love & light to you all X

 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 13 – Sunday 05th April 2015.

Happy Easter!

 

  

Norah’s Head, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

For the last couple of days it has rained continuously, but this morning I woke up to beautiful blue sky! We decided to make the most of it!


My little toddler went on his first ever Easter egg hunt – and the bunny was kind enough to leave eggs for him hidden amongst the rocks. He had to be pretty quick to collect them before they melted.

This is a beautiful beach – it’s called Norah’s Head – you have to walk down some steps to get there, but once you’re down  – there’s plenty to explore! Rock pools to wade in and sea shells on the sand, bleached by the sun to collect. 

All in all, a beautiful morning!

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 10 – Thursday 02nd April 2015.

In Between

  

The Haven, Terrigal, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

I seem to be drawn to photographing benches at the moment. Perhaps this is going to be a mini series – like my sofa ones during my first 365 project. Have to say, that mini series, was my favourite part of my previous 365 journey.  Will have to see where this goes…

Anyway, this bench overlooks a bay at The Haven, Terrigal, Central Coast, NSW Australia. 

Before I had my son and before my accident, my fianc√© and I used to swim here regularly – even during winter months – not in wetsuits, just in bathers. Think I may need to start doing this again – it felt so invigorating. 


365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 9 – Wednesday 01st April 2015.

Room with no Walls

 

Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

I love sitting here, well actually, that’s not strictly true…I actually love sitting on a bench near this one, but it was in use…so this one is the next best one…in my humble opinion.
You’ll often find me sitting here, whilst out and about with my little one. I’ve usually got a lovely cup of coffee in hand…and for a little while, we just sit and watch…watch the waves roll in, people watch and more often than not, the local surfers catching waves. 



 

After 365…Archive 11

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Waiting for the Right Moment

I watched this surfer for about 10 minutes as he stood waiting….waiting for the right moment.

This was taken up on the North Coast of NSW, Australia, back in December.

After 365….Archive 6

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Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is somewhere, even though I lived in Sydney, I didn’t visit all that often….I guess mainly because I lived on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, so didn’t really need to go there, but when ever I did go….it was always a nice change. This shot was taken, when I went to see USA against Australia in a friendly waterpolo match.

After 365…. Archive 2

A Beach That Goes on Forever

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This shot was taken on the same day that I saw dolphins surfing in the waves….which really isn’t something you see every day.

This was taken over Christmas. If I am honest, I prefer this shot to the dolphin one, but like I said, it’s not something you see every day, so this one had to stay on the back burner. I hope you like this.

Day 362, Sunday 25th March 2012

Grey Skies Looming……Again…

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Had a relatively quiet day today. went for a very short ride on my scooter to the local beach, where I took this photo. As you can see, rain was threatening, but as I write this, the sun has come out and so far, there has been no actual sign of rain….perhaps this afternoon, it will brighten up.

Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Day 348 Sunday 11th March 2012

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In the shadows I Soar

Today, consisted of jobs around the house, followed by an afternoon at our local beach, which is where I took this shot. I really liked the contrast between the light and the shadows.

North Avoca, NSW, Australia

Day 347 Saturday 10th March 2012

Surfing Trio

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This morning I woke up at 3am! Yes, you heard me right…3am on a Saturday! Too many things on my mind.

I decided to walk to my local beach to watch the sunrise and it was beautiful.

Avoca Beach is so incredibly beautiful and I must say, I have missed witnessing the sun rise over the ocean.

I was very tempted to put one of the sunrise shots up, but as there weren’t many clouds (not that I’m complaining about that….after all the rain we’ve had of late, a clear blue sky is welcome in my day, any day!), the sunrise wasn’t as atmospheric as I had hoped and I actually rather like this capture, of 3 surfers off for their morning surf. Felt rather envious of them actually.

Day 344 Wednesday 08th March 2012

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Flower Power

After along day filled with facts and information and what felt like an even longer journey I home, it was nice to see these flowers coming to life in the garden. I am not sure what they are, I think they may belong to the onion family as that is what they smell of.

Day 305 Saturday 28th January 2012

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North Avoca

Today has been a really good day,for we purchased a new BBQ! I hadn’t had a BBQ since last October, when we parted with our old one, so it was high time for us to replace it. Our new one is fabulous, it’s called the WebberQ and it is soooo good!

We did more things around the house today and before our BBQ in the evening, we went to North Avoca, pretty much so that I could take some photos, this photo being one of them. It’s basically at the far end of the beach where we now live, but it’s called North Avoca, rather than Avoca Beach.The light was absolutely beautiful, and the waves were glorious as they rumbled against the rocks.

Good things come to those who wait and my partner made a lovely BBQ tonight, which we ate, out on the verandah underneath the stars, listening to cicadas. All is well!

Day 296 Thursday 19th January 2012

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Moving Day

What a day today has been! So many mixed emotions…from feeling sad to be leaving where we have lived for the past 3 years to moving to my first ever house and a new beginning!

I was hoping and praying that I would be able to see one last sunrise in Manly and this photo is of it. I was able to take this before the removal men arrived (they came at 6:45am). The men were amazing I have to say. Nothing was too much trouble, not once did I here them moan or complain and they were super quick, considering they were being paid an hourly rate.

By 10am, they had finished loading the truck and we said that we would meet them at our new house, as we had to collect the keys for the house from the real estate guy and get the final completion done.

We drove to to Avoca Beach, went into the office, were told by a phone call that the house was indeed ours, then the key was given to us, along with a bucket filled to the brim with goodies from the agent, I then got emotional, gave him a big hug and that was it….I am now a house owner!!

The removal men were there in our garden, lying on the grass waiting for us, we opened up and they moved us in.

Goodbye Manly….hello Avoca Beach

Day 294 Tuesday 17th January 2012

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Only a Few Remain

I am very conscious of the fact that I have only a few more days left to watch the sunrise from my apartment, before we move on Thursday. This is something that I am going to massively miss. Time permitting in the mornings, I will hopefully be able to get to my local beach to photograph the sun rising over the ocean, I guess time will tell with routines etc…

For now, I am making the most of what I have got!

Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Day 291 Saturday 14th January 2012

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The Colour of the Ocean

This morning, more packing was done and then we took the afternoon off, to go to a water polo match and then on our way home, I wanted to get a photo of the ocean, so we stopped off at a place called Freshwater, which is just around the corner from where I live right now. Freshwater is where this photo was taken. I hope you like it.

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