It's not that often that I experience a moment that doesn't seem real. Like I've stepped onto the set of a movie scene and my eyes are playing tricks on me.
At Werri Beach in Gerringong NSW, I witnessed the most incredible sea smoke rising from the ocean. To begin with, I thought it was a fog moving in as the sun started to rise but incredibly it was steam rising from the very warm water.
Here is the definition of Sea Smoke according to Wikipedia
"Sea smoke, frost smoke, or steam fog is a fog that is formed when very cold air moves over warmer water. It forms when a light wind of very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. The effect is similar to the "steam" produced over a hot bath or a hot drink."
In all my years of spending mornings at the beach, I have never been lucky enough to witness such an amazing thing, and I'm so glad I get to share it with you.
"Headland Sea Smoke" available in the print store, taken at the northern end of Werri Beach, Gerringong NSW
A portrait view of the Sea Smoke. "North End Sea Smoke" is available in the print store. Taken at Werri Beach, Gerringong NSW.