windy memory


strong winds blow

bringing fresh relief

from the heat


We took a Christmas holiday break down the great Ocean Road near Johanna Beach some years ago. I am almost holding Charlie from blowing away as the wind swept in from Bass Strait. Instead of worrying about bushfires  from our forrest hideaway with beautiful coastal views , (when viewable) we prayed for a sunny day. Most of the time it rained or cold winds howled. That is Cape Otway in the bottom picture , and the coastline from there  back behind the camera  down to Moonlight Head and on to Port Fairy is literally littered with C19th shipwrecks coming from Great Britain heading to Melbourne or Sydney. This is one of the wildest stretches of water in the world and the Cape Otway Lighthouse is still an important beacon.

Johanna Beach , in the top photo is one of the best , but not safest surf beaches in Australia.

This is my contribution to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 101 Fresh&Wind. To discover fantastic , creative haiku visit Ronovan’s site at




18 thoughts on “windy memory

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. She loved wind in her face, all Afghans love wind and cold.
      Charlie is buried outside our dining room window, right where she once ruled the yard.

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  1. Excellent haiku. What a wild and wonderful place you visited. Your Afgan hound is absolutely stunning! ❤


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