Submerged

Morning peeps,

How good was this morning!!

My body clock woke me up at 5am so instead of laying in bed I got up and went down to take photos from the water. I have to say, it is by far the most challenging way to take photos but so rewarding if you nail a good shot!!

Heaps of happy people all around making the most of their mornings. Fair enough, it was a cracker! For the ones that are still reluctant to go in the water, trust me you definitely should! Water is pretty warm at the moment.

Finally, if you’ve been following Morning Bondi for a little while, at least the last 2 years, you would know that I’m a massive fan of the Google Pixel phone. I was one of the first lucky ones to try out the Pixel 1 - find out more here. Last night, I was invited to the launch of the third generation Pixel, the Pixel 3. Trust me this one is next level!! You can’t beat the camera, even the extremely talented Annie Leibovitz approves it!

Have a lovely day my friends,

Ciao,

Amo

 Submerged

Submerged

 Icebergs before sunrise

Icebergs before sunrise

 Chris Little at the end of a pretty good run

Chris Little at the end of a pretty good run

 Bubbles

Bubbles

 Chris ripping as always

Chris ripping as always

 Morning Cameron Hoy!

Morning Cameron Hoy!

 Always good to bump into Joel Pilgrim

Always good to bump into Joel Pilgrim

 Bondi Icebergs at sunrise

Bondi Icebergs at sunrise

 Cam in the froth

Cam in the froth

 All smile for Charles Guillard

All smile for Charles Guillard

 Pete & Tori

Pete & Tori

 Glorious day in Paradise!

Glorious day in Paradise!

Sculpture by the Sea

Morning my friends,

Hope you all had a good night sleep!

You know the weather has been pretty bad lately when you only check the Sculpture by the Sea on their last week. I suspect that you’ve already seen them all in real life or popping in your Instagram newsfeed but I felt I should still cover them before they head to Cottesloe…

That was the perfect day for it! Sunny, warm and surprisingly not that many people. I only saw 20 photographers, 50 runners and 75 people walking down the iconic coastal path.

On another note my mate Colin just shared with me this pretty cool video made by YouTube Music called “Sounds of Bondi”. Sounds cool. no?!

I guess that’s it for today, hope that tomorrow will be another cracker. Crossing fingers & toes!

#BOOM!

Amaury

 Sculptures by the talented April Pine

Sculptures by the talented April Pine

 The Morning Bondi gang in a few years time!

The Morning Bondi gang in a few years time!

 Ski training for the Surf Lifesaving Club

Ski training for the Surf Lifesaving Club

 Imagine hanging out with all your friends before going to school... Life is pretty sweet down in Bondi!

Imagine hanging out with all your friends before going to school... Life is pretty sweet down in Bondi!

 This light is next level

This light is next level

 I told him to pose next to it and that I wasn’t going to post it - sorry Juju, this one is too good!

I told him to pose next to it and that I wasn’t going to post it - sorry Juju, this one is too good!

 Behind the scenes (this sculpture is amazing, can you spot the sweat on his side?!) ;)

Behind the scenes (this sculpture is amazing, can you spot the sweat on his side?!) ;)

 Havaianas crab

Havaianas crab

 Google installation for the Pixel 3 #teampixel

Google installation for the Pixel 3 #teampixel

   The Crabbe Hole  , it got to be one of the best views in Bondi to do your morning emails...

The Crabbe Hole, it got to be one of the best views in Bondi to do your morning emails...

 Summer vibes!

Summer vibes!

Flip side

Morning my friends,

Well well well… today started pretty grey and uninspiring, like a Moan-day really! If you want to see what it was like, feel free jump on my Instagram Stories right HERE!

On the flip side, Saturday was just incredible and I was down there with a few friends taking photos with my sexy Olympus underwater case. It’s challenging to shoot in the water but I love it!

After a little while and 300 photos later, I swapped my camera for my friend’s board, hence the photo of me at the bottom.

Have a fantastic week and hope that the weather will soon settled down,

Ciao,

Amaury

 Saturday morning

Saturday morning

My mates Bertie, Simon & Nico heading out

My mates Bertie, Simon & Nico heading out

 Right-hander

Right-hander

 The wait

The wait

 Bertrand Pithioud

Bertrand Pithioud

 All alone

All alone

 Nicolas Pasquier, half blurry / half in focus

Nicolas Pasquier, half blurry / half in focus

 Selfeet

Selfeet

 Close-up

Close-up

 Sharing is caring!

Sharing is caring!

 Wave of the day for Simon ;)

Wave of the day for Simon ;)

 The iconic Bondi Pavilion

The iconic Bondi Pavilion

 Water clarity on point

Water clarity on point

 You talkin' to me? Yes, that's me doing the impersonation of a seal on a board

You talkin' to me? Yes, that's me doing the impersonation of a seal on a board

 Spot Anderson and the whole Bondi Fit crew running at me!

Spot Anderson and the whole Bondi Fit crew running at me!

 See you later team!

See you later team!

Blow

Morning my friends,

Today started pretty grey but with the wind pushing away all the clouds it was sunny around 7am.

As always I woke up at 5:30am but this time no exercise as I had to look after my daughter who woke up sick. Poor little one!

I just went down for the fun stuff: coffee, photos and swim and bump into the usual morning gang.

I guess that’s it for today, I’m stuck at home with my daughter Charlotte, currently watching Cinderella, giving her breakfast and writing this incredible update! ;)

Have a cracking one and don’t expect photos tomorrow as I have another early meeting.

Ciao!

Amo

 Cloudy & Sunny

Cloudy & Sunny

 Chilling out at the Bergs

Chilling out at the Bergs

 Grant Trebilco, this guy went global last week, hugging Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Grant Trebilco, this guy went global last week, hugging Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

 The path to the ocean

The path to the ocean

 Gulls

Gulls

 :: uge

:: uge

 Happy Frenchy!

Happy Frenchy!

 Peter's infectious smile

Peter's infectious smile

 François Régis, the outlaw.

François Régis, the outlaw.

Sunshine & Weed

Morning my friends,

Long time no speak or at least it feels like it for me…

As I was saying last week, I don’t bother anymore taking photos when the weather is not welcoming and let’s be honest it’s not been great the past few weeks!

Today we had it all, sunshine and weed (I mean seaweed), plenty of it, especially in the South corner!!

On another note, I went down to the new Pacific Club restaurant for dinner last night. Fancy, I know but ehh it was my wife’s birthday so it was pretty special. I have to say we were blown away by the fit-out (at least 2 million worth), the food was excellent and the staff brilliantissimo! Go there my friends, you won’t regret it! (Not sponsored, just very enjoyed the whole experience!)

My apologies for the late update but as I was putting it in my Instagram Story, I had an early breakfast meeting in the City (7:30am) Why are people doing this to me?! ;) So I went down for only 40 minutes: quick photos, chit chat with the locals and then back home, shower and off to work.

I guess that’s it for today, have a lovely day!

Amo

 Keiron Lewis at sunrise

Keiron Lewis at sunrise

 Ben Buckler

Ben Buckler

 The very distinctive walk of the Uge: cross feet, eyes behind the waterhousing and fins hanging. Good to see you buddy!

The very distinctive walk of the Uge: cross feet, eyes behind the waterhousing and fins hanging. Good to see you buddy!

 Early birds

Early birds

 I only took this photo as I was pretty surprised by the choice of the location. Why would you take photos where all the seaweed is? Am I missing something?! Oh well…

I only took this photo as I was pretty surprised by the choice of the location. Why would you take photos where all the seaweed is? Am I missing something?! Oh well…

 Go and catch them all Keiron and don't bang Uge on the head!

Go and catch them all Keiron and don't bang Uge on the head!

 Morning stroll

Morning stroll

Royals in Bondi

Morning my friends,

As we all know, there is never a dull moment down in Bondi Beach. Today we had the guest visit of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

That’s right, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex came down to experience what a OneWave Fluro Friday is all about. I’m actually so happy for Grant Trebilco, Sam Schumacher and Joel Pilgrim the founders of OneWave. This is an excellent tribute to the terrific job they they’ve been doing for the last five years in raising awareness of depression and mental health. Well deserved boys!

Despite the thousands of people down in Bondi to welcome Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, their arrival was actually very quiet. My friend Simon, filmed the whole thing with my phone. See it all in my Instagram Live Stories @MorningBondi (click on the profile picture)

I guess that’s it for today, enjoy the photos!

Amaury

 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrival in Bondi Beach

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrival in Bondi Beach

 Before the arrival, around 7am.

Before the arrival, around 7am.

 The OneWave crew heading South Bondi

The OneWave crew heading South Bondi

 The crowd arriving down the beach

The crowd arriving down the beach

 Super foggy morning!

Super foggy morning!

 Journalists and Police everywhere

Journalists and Police everywhere

 Uge had the best spot in Bondi

Uge had the best spot in Bondi

 Lining-up for a few hours

Lining-up for a few hours

 Apparently there were a few snippers on top of buildings, I ain't see no snipers, just a couple of photographers

Apparently there were a few snippers on top of buildings, I ain't see no snipers, just a couple of photographers

 So that's the story of three policemen...

So that's the story of three policemen...

 Fashion Police

Fashion Police

 Getting ready for their arrival

Getting ready for their arrival

 The Morning Bondi crew

The Morning Bondi crew

 Soon...

Soon...

 Business as usual for Pete

Business as usual for Pete

 Here they are, casually walking down Bondi Beach

Here they are, casually walking down Bondi Beach

 Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Grant Trebilco and Sam Schumacher meeting eachother

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Grant Trebilco and Sam Schumacher meeting eachother

 Jump in my Instagram Live Story before it disappears:   @morningbondi     (Thanks Simon for filming, we all owe you big time!)

Jump in my Instagram Live Story before it disappears: @morningbondi (Thanks Simon for filming, we all owe you big time!)

 Police force everywhere

Police force everywhere

 The crowd

The crowd

 The good looking Scott Tweedie reporting on the action

The good looking Scott Tweedie reporting on the action

 New South Wales Police Force

New South Wales Police Force

 Best view

Best view

 Bondi Lifeguards buggy

Bondi Lifeguards buggy

Sun of a beach

Morning my friends,

What a sun of a beach! Thirteen days that we haven’t seen your face in the morning and trust me, we’ve missed you!

After almost 8 years of Morning Bondi, I have become pretty lazy and don’t bother anymore taking photos of grey sky or rain. I still go down the beach but don’t take my camera out of my bag - I just take a few photos and videos with my phone that I then post in my Instagram Stories.

This morning, I joined my friend Julius for coffee then quick photos and swim. Water is perfect! Trust me, it’s well worth going in now.

That’s it for today, really hoping that tomorrow is going to be good too!

Have a cracking day my friends,

Amaury

PS: Sorry for the late update but fairly busy morning!

 Japanese sand garden, kind of

Japanese sand garden, kind of

 Hello Icebergs!

Hello Icebergs!

 Overex

Overex

 Best corner in da Bergs!

Best corner in da Bergs!

 Renee Robertshaw about to sneak in

Renee Robertshaw about to sneak in

 Bright Icebergs

Bright Icebergs

 Dangerous currents right in front

Dangerous currents right in front

 Always good to bump into Pete

Always good to bump into Pete

 Sun of a beach!

Sun of a beach!

 It's dip time!

It's dip time!

Farmers farmers farmers

Morning my friends,

Long time no speak… Well the weather has not been great the last few days, except obviously yesterday when I had to go to a breakfast meeting - typical!

As everyone is saying these days when we talk about the wet weather, “it’s good for the farmers” so here you go my friends, this blog post is for all of you guys. I’m really hoping that these conditions will help you and your different businesses.

Unfortunately for photographers like me that are more into sunshine and bright colours, it’s not as great. I did take a few videos this morning with my Google Pixel phone, check my Instagram Stories right here: @MorningBondi (you just need to click on the profile pic). Talking about the Pixel phone, have you seen the one that they’ve just released last night: Pixel 3 It looks incredible! The ‘top shot’ function would be perfect for when you take photos of your kids or pets and the ‘groupie feature’ for when I try to squeeze all the Morning Bondi gang in one photo.

Anyhow, here is a selection of photos that I’ve just uploaded on the website Gallery page. Hope you rate them.

BOOM!

Amaury aka Amo (I’ve finally cracked the way for people to feel comfortable when calling me - no more “Aunt Mary”, “Amore” or “Anne Marie”)

 Swim time

Swim time

 Shark hunting (Michael Jenkinson)

Shark hunting (Michael Jenkinson)

 Alone (Brooke Monahan)

Alone (Brooke Monahan)

 Dreamy

Dreamy

 Swell

Swell

 Peace-full

Peace-full

 Logging (Keiron Lewis)

Logging (Keiron Lewis)

 Shorey

Shorey

 Low light

Low light

 Splashing

Splashing

From the archives

Morning my friends,

Well, well, well… Today was one of those days that I would have happily stayed in bed and sleep in but my daughter decided otherwise and woke up at 5:30am on the dot.

We ventured down the beach to catch up with our friend Julius and see what was going on. To be honest not much and not very inspiring. If you don’t believe me, check my Instagram Stories. See? Pretty uneventful: empty, grey, raining BUT on the flip side, there were a few waves.

I didn’t take any photos this morning, I didn’t even bother carrying my camera with me, which is very rare these days!

Not to leave you without photos of Bondi this morning, here is a selection of photos that I dug out from the archives last weekend and will soon make their way to the Gallery page of my website. Hope you like them. The page definitely needs more love!

Have a fantastic day my friends and hoping tomorrow will look better.

Chat to you tomorrow,

xoxo

Amo

 Morning dip

Morning dip

 Love birds

Love birds

 Summer mornings

Summer mornings

 Squad training

Squad training

 Fav building at sunrise

Fav building at sunrise

 Early birds

Early birds

 Golden Swell

Golden Swell

 Morning patrol

Morning patrol

 No filter

No filter

 Dreamy Icebergs

Dreamy Icebergs

 Typical Bondi

Typical Bondi

 The Bergs submerged

The Bergs submerged

 HOT

HOT

Golden Hour

Morning my friends,

How is everyone today?

This morning was just magnificent. Once again, I was down there quite early to capture the sunrise. There were already 10 photographers waiting for it - it’s all for the Gram these days!

For a change of scenery, I ventured down to Tamarama. No wonder why people call it Glamourama, this beach is incredible and there were only 5 surfers in the water and one photographer, me. I prefer it this way!

On another note, if you are currently feeling stressed, sleep badly or just feel like having a bit of 'me' time, I strongly suggest you go to this Sound Healing meditation event that is on tomorrow night. If you know me, you know that I'm not typically the type of person that would go there - I'm a big hyperactive that can't stay still for more than 5 minutes and that always think about 100 things at the same time but when I went there last time I just loved it! No, I'm not paid to say this, just helping my friend Viktoria (pictured below) that is putting the event together and just looking after your wellbeing my friends. Trust me you won't regret it! 

Have a lovely day and chat to you tomorrow,

 Ciao!

Amaury

 Hello Sun!

Hello Sun!

 Ben Buckler

Ben Buckler

 I call this art, call it whatever you feel like

I call this art, call it whatever you feel like

 See you Sam, have fun mate!

See you Sam, have fun mate!

 Tamarama aka Glamourama at sunrise

Tamarama aka Glamourama at sunrise

 Let me think...

Let me think...

 You gorgeous thing. I wouldn't mind living there...

You gorgeous thing. I wouldn't mind living there...

 A few minutes after... back in Bondi

A few minutes after... back in Bondi

 The beautiful Viktoria, she's organising this   event tomorrow night

The beautiful Viktoria, she's organising this event tomorrow night

Before 6

Morning my friends,

Hope you all had a great long weekend.

Last night I set up my alarm at 5:15am in order to be down the beach by 5:30am and watch the sun rising from the ocean. I know I’m a bit cray-cray but it’s always worth the show!

All the photos from this morning were all taken before 6am. By 6am, I was training hard down at the jungle gym in North Bondi (boring!) and by 6:45am I was heading for coffee and swim!

Have a cracking day my friends and chat to you tomorrow,

Amaury

 Before 6

Before 6

 Reflo

Reflo

 Behind the Bergs

Behind the Bergs

 LINES / LINES

LINES / LINES

 New artwork by   @emjayuc

New artwork by @emjayuc

 BUF girls

BUF girls

 The Bondi Lifeguards starting their day

The Bondi Lifeguards starting their day

 North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club at sunrise

North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club at sunrise

BOOM!

Morning my friends,

I know I tend to repeat myself a fair bit but let’s be honest today was just incredible! I woke-up very early, was down the beach by 5:30am and the sun was already rising from the ocean.

No exercise today, just spent time having fun: caught-up for coffee with the bubbly Caroline Hogh Groth (very cool chick!), then we ventured our way down the beach and stopped along the way to chat to the early birds. Perfect way of starting the day if you ask me!

Have a cracking long weekend, I will be spending most of my time down the beach.

Please don’t expect photos on Monday, I will sleep in and surf instead!

Ciao!

Amaury

 BOOM!

BOOM!

 Close-up

Close-up

 Can you see the moon?!

Can you see the moon?!

 Look at how tidy is the froth...

Look at how tidy is the froth...

 Tots my style of photos! I would hang that one in my living room

Tots my style of photos! I would hang that one in my living room

 Tipping points

Tipping points

 Rough surf

Rough surf

 Keiron Lewis thinking if it's worth getting back there

Keiron Lewis thinking if it's worth getting back there

 Keiron's board

Keiron's board

 Row row row your boats

Row row row your boats

 Busy day at the Bergs

Busy day at the Bergs

 Coffee time with   Caroline Hogh Groth

Coffee time with Caroline Hogh Groth

 Cliché but cool!

Cliché but cool!

 The Charlottes! No they are not sisters just good friends that lookalike...

The Charlottes! No they are not sisters just good friends that lookalike...

 Caroline didn't want to go for a swim but I still made her dip her toes.

Caroline didn't want to go for a swim but I still made her dip her toes.

BRIGHT

Afternoon peeps,

My apologies for the late update but I was busy strategising and discussing very important matters (not even joking!) That’s right, as most of you know, Morning Bondi is a good hobby that takes a lot of my time but that’s not my main activity. I do have a full time job!

This morning was very bright, like I desperately needed some sunnies bright. It was cold at 5:30am but perfect at 7am and the water is getting warmer! I’m actually thinking about shooting in the water tomorrow. Hopefully I will be able to last more than 10 minutes, not like last time!

I can hear people thinking: “Stop talking Amaury, no one cares about your daily monologue, just go straight to the photos that’s all we want to see…” Hope that is obviously not what you think?!

Have a great arvo and chat to you tomorrow,

Amo

 BRIGHT

BRIGHT

 NoBo at 6:30am

NoBo at 6:30am

 Lines for days

Lines for days

 Jungle

Jungle

 That's a wrap!

That's a wrap!

 SoBo at 7:15am

SoBo at 7:15am

 Eve wondering if she should go right or left

Eve wondering if she should go right or left

 Frother

Frother

 Boys just want to have fun!

Boys just want to have fun!

 Dion Horstmans, local legend.

Dion Horstmans, local legend.

Epic!

Morning my friends,

If you woke up after 6am, you might have missed the most epic sky that we had for a little while.

Believe me, it was worth getting drenched and witnessing this beautiful light, the heavy rain and the incredible colours.

I only have four photos for you but they are pretty, I think!

Have a fantastic day under this rain and hope that everything will be back to normal soon.

#BOOM!

Amaury

Epic!
 Rain rain rain

Rain rain rain

 Shark bait

Shark bait

 Sun-sational 10 minutes

Sun-sational 10 minutes

Challenging

Morning my friends,

There are days with and days without. That was definitely a day without!!

Sometimes it’s easy to take “good” photos, you just need to snap away. Today, I did struggle to only take photos - they are not even good.

I will not bother you anymore today, have a lovely day nevertheless!

Ciao!

Amaury pronounced in French Amo-ree (just saying as my friend John was asking me this morning and realised that he was calling me “Amore” like “Love” in Italian for all these years! To be frank, I’m not fuss as almost no one in the last 9 years I’ve been here can say it properly!)

 The photo of the day (for what it's worth!)

The photo of the day (for what it's worth!)

 Shark net boat

Shark net boat

 Layers

Layers

 Packed

Packed

 Splashing at the Bergs

Splashing at the Bergs

 When you don't have a telescope lens, just use Uge's photo. Nice one Beau Walker!

When you don't have a telescope lens, just use Uge's photo. Nice one Beau Walker!


Glorious Friday

Morning my friends,

Today couldn’t really start better than this: the sunrise was a cracker, the temperatures super fine (especially once the sun was up) and heaps of happy people all around making the most of their morning.

Woke-up early, I was down at the Icebergs by 5:45am to watch the sun popping up, then quick gym sesh down at the bars North Bondi (I had to get rid of the 5 beers that I had last night at the PRIME Awards) and then more photos and swim.

What a perfect start of the day, very hard to beat! Hope you had good one too!

Have a fab weekend and talk to you on Monday,

Ciao!

Amo

 5:50 am

5:50 am

 Campbell Pde.

Campbell Pde.

 Fresh paint, cool light, beautiful pool!

Fresh paint, cool light, beautiful pool!

 Stronger together

Stronger together

 OneWave Fluro Crew

OneWave Fluro Crew

 Heading out

Heading out

 One peak, 70 surfers - classic Bondi!

One peak, 70 surfers - classic Bondi!

 Chris Jamieson and +1 going for an early dip

Chris Jamieson and +1 going for an early dip

Brooke Monahan and Liv Phyland and their Softlites

 Bright light

Bright light

 John Macarthur getting a rinse

John Macarthur getting a rinse

Prints

Morning my friends,

On this stunning morning (for my overseas friends, it’s been pissing down rain all night) I thought that I should share some bright and sunny photos.

After posting yesterday’s photo and the different Stories, a few people have reached out to tell me that they had no idea that was selling prints. Fair enough, it is not something that I communicate too much. Most probably because Morning Bondi is first and foremost a hobby that I have been doing for the last 7 years.

I started Morning Bondi by taking photos with my phone and posting them on my personal Facebook. It’s only after a few months of lovely messages from my friends being amazed by the different colours of the sunrises that I decided to create the Facebook Page and share the goodness with more people.

People that I obviously didn’t know and so I had to become a bit more sophisticated in my approach, so quickly moved on from taking photos with my phone to compact cameras and then from compact cameras to full-on DSLR - the real deal, you know! ;)

All this beautiful story to let you know that I do sell prints, I even take care of framing if you wish and can even send overseas. More info HERE. Yesterday’s photo is going straight from Bondi Beach to São Paulo. How cool is that to know that the lovely Camilla will have one of my photos printed and framed on her walls. I personally feel very honoured so thank you Camilla!!

Enough talking, here are some of the photos that I’ve recently added to the gallery page. I have terabytes of photos of Bondi that are not featured on the website so if you ever see one on Instagram or Facebook that you would like to see printed and framed just contact me at hello@morningbondi.com or bonjour@morningbondi.com or hola@morningbondi.com… - they all go straight to my inbox! ;)

Have a lovely day and hope that tomorrow will be back to normal,

xoxo

Amaury

PS: Sorry for the sales pitch but I thought that it was necessary, now you know everything! #ad

PS2: Looking back at some of the names that I gave these photos, I’m clearly not a copywriter but don’t worry I only sign my prints “Morning Bondi” and don’t put the name of the photo - unless you really want to! ;)

 Morning Blur

Morning Blur

 Dangerous Currents

Dangerous Currents

 Laces

Laces

 Pole singing

Pole singing

 Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung

 Naughty corner

Naughty corner

 Half \ Half

Half \ Half

 Morning Bronte

Morning Bronte

 Texture

Texture

 Pool scene

Pool scene

 Yellow

Yellow

 Wolf pack

Wolf pack

Morning Bronte

Morning guys,

Once again this morning my body clock woke me up at 4:30am - how delightful! ;(

I made the most of it and ventured down to Bronte at 5:30am to take some photos and go for some laps in the pool.

The first activity went pretty well, have a look at the photos, quite happy with the result to be honest. The latter didn’t go as well, I kept on having water leaking in my goggles so after 5 laps of stopping at the end of each, I decided to gave up and go for a warm shower instead. Much wiser and warmer!

Then I joined my friends at Chapter One for a much needed coffee. That was fun with all the little ones!

Have a lovely day peeps and stay cool!

Amaury

 Morning Bronte

Morning Bronte

 What an amazing way to start the day!

What an amazing way to start the day!

 Pretty much what I see when I wake up at 4:30am in the morning

Pretty much what I see when I wake up at 4:30am in the morning

 Phil Mcqueen about to go for his daily walk

Phil Mcqueen about to go for his daily walk

 On the edge

On the edge

 Brace for impact!

Brace for impact!

 Yellow rock

Yellow rock

 Morning dilemma. Which photo do you prefer of the tower? This one #1. Comment below!

Morning dilemma. Which photo do you prefer of the tower? This one #1. Comment below!

 Morning dilemma. Which photo do you prefer of the tower? This one #2. Comment below!

Morning dilemma. Which photo do you prefer of the tower? This one #2. Comment below!

 Morning dilemma. Which photo do you prefer of the tower? This one #3. Comment below!

Morning dilemma. Which photo do you prefer of the tower? This one #3. Comment below!

 Interesting sky & light

Interesting sky & light

 Morning campers!! My very good friends: Finatos on the left and Cruickshanks on the right!

Morning campers!! My very good friends: Finatos on the left and Cruickshanks on the right!

 Helga is back in town with the kids, so David is happy!

Helga is back in town with the kids, so David is happy!

early

Morning my friends,

How ironic! I woke up at 4:30am this morning, took my first photo at 5:30am but I’m late with my blog post. I always try to get you the morning update before 9:30am but sometimes I fail.

This morning was just incredible! For some reasons, I was awake very early. When I looked at the sky from my kitchen window, I could sense that it was going to be a cracker and I was right!! There must have been a bush fire somewhere… It was smokin’!

Such a great start of the day and all the crazy colours were gone by 6am. You sleep in, you lose! ;)

Enjoy the photos and chat to you tomorrow,

Amaury

PS: Thanks for all your Balinese suggestions - some very good ones! I knew that I could count on ya!

 How is that for a first photo?!

How is that for a first photo?!

 Pretty sky

Pretty sky

 Smokin' (Can you see the smoke above North Bondi?)

Smokin' (Can you see the smoke above North Bondi?)

 Gold reflection

Gold reflection

 Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

 Summer bodies?! The North Bondi gym gets very busy these days.

Summer bodies?! The North Bondi gym gets very busy these days.

 No wettie?! Good on you mate!

No wettie?! Good on you mate!

 Heading North

Heading North

Lundi à Bondi

Morning my friends,

How was your weekend? Despite Saturday being my 35th birthday, mine was very chilled. I’m getting old you know! A few beers in the arvo and you are falling asleep around 8:30pm and in bed by 9pm, not even joking!

On another exciting note, we have just booked airfares to go to Bali over Easter. We know that we want to stay 5 days in Ubud and 5 days in Canggu / Seminyak. That’s pretty much it for now, we are looking for accomodations and all the rest of it. Do you have any recommendations of places to stay, restaurants, cafés or even cool places to visit? Please feel free to send your suggestions right HERE. Bonus point if you know a house to rent in Canggu / Seminyak with a beautiful right-hander in front of it. Yes, I’m a bit picky but I just want to spend the best holidays!

Other than this, if you were in South Bondi to see the sunrise like Claudia from Bondi Surf Report your day started pretty well. If like me you were pretending to exercise in North Bondi, you pretty much missed it all!

Here are the photos, not that impressive but that’s all I got for today!

xoxo

Amo

PS: Lundi à Bondi means Monday in Bondi

 Lundi à Bondi

Lundi à Bondi

 Touch rugby with mates before work

Touch rugby with mates before work

 Let's Go Surfing class

Let's Go Surfing class

 Love a good Defender!

Love a good Defender!

 Freeze

Freeze

 When I lack inspiration, I take photos of my friends. They love it! (My apologies for the offensive gesture)

When I lack inspiration, I take photos of my friends. They love it! (My apologies for the offensive gesture)

 Darren wrapping-up for the morning

Darren wrapping-up for the morning

 Closing out

Closing out