There is something about seeing a truly spectacular sunset on the other side of the world to make you think about how far you've come both literally and metaphorically.
This was the sunset that prompted me to count the miles and acknowledge the changes in my life. I think you'll agree it was worthy... I remember feeling proud, encouraged, content but also restless for more and as always hungry for these exceptionally wonderful experiences to continue. I also remember feeling humbled by things greater and more powerful than me. I mean, it's hard not to believe the sun is a ginormous, exploding ball of burning gases on charge of so much when you see it manifest itself like this. These photos were of the sun setting on the beach behind our campsite at Rapahoe, a small town just north of Greystone on South Island in New Zealand. It popped up out of nowhere, shining a light into the back of our campervan after we'd cooked dinner, obliging us to get out and absorb it fully, which I glamorously did in my saggy-bottomed pyjamas and bed socks (thank goodness it was a pebble beach).
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Frances M. Thompson
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