The sky is clear, the sun is slowly rising above a patch of blue.
It's a perfect welcome home.
The only thing wrong is that it's not much after five in the morning, and we should really be tucked up in bed with all the sensible people. We've been awake for a while, thinking that it was an hour later than it was thanks to Mr Telstra thinking that we live in NSW and changing all our automatically updating clocks to daylight saving time.
So we sit on the beach for a bit, and pinch ourselves to remind us that we aren't actually dreaming all this.