Winter Solstace

 

Running from the Surf because you are late for work?

Now that we are on the shortest day of the year you may not have to do this for much longer, no, in a couple of months you will be able to be out there way early to get your fix.

Winter Solstace is the shortest day of the year, awesome! From today the days get longer, the sun rises earlier everyday and sets later every night.

Winter Solstice may be a significant day in many cultures and many celebrations. For example:-

– there are a number of astronimcal calcultions based surrounding Stonehenge

– in Japanese Mythology, they celebrate their Sun Goddess (Amaterasu). They believe the other gods make a loud celebration in order to make Amaterasu come out of her cave. She peeks out, sees her image in a mirror, and the other gods convince her to stay out of the cave; thereby restoring sunlight to the world.

– Norway celebrate Beiwa the sun-goddess of fertility and sanity. She travels through the sky in a structure made of reindeer bones with her daughter, Beiwe-Neia, to herald back the greenery on which the reindeer feed.

There are lots more, if you want to see how cultures celebrate Winter Solstace, then click on this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice

 

Caught in a little Barrel

Caught in a little Barrel

Looking North along Goldcoast Beaches

Looking North along Goldcoast Beaches

No Dogs

No Dogs

Eyes Straight ahead, focus...

Eyes Straight ahead, focus…

Slight Offshore

Slight Offshore

We are fully rubbered now, it's cold early in the Morning

We are fully rubbered now, it’s cold early in the Morning

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