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 https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-101-freshwind/