The small fishing boat has pulled away from the shore. Two young women sit on the sand waiting. A dog chases the uncatchable.
It has been a hot and drowsy day, not a day for fishing and not a day for taking a walk along the bay.
The sky is grayer than the water and the tide is far out, as far as possible. The sea birds are aloft heading for their roost on Five Islands Nature Reserve off the Illawarra east coast.
A lone gull sits atop a pole waiting to launch into the light blue air.