There's always time.

I stood there, watching the grommets tucking into a right hander in the alley. I'd been here once already this morning, and after a short trip to North Steyne, which was offering a junky mess, I had returned. Most of the beach was still closing out, but there was this diamond of a right with a nice back lit section that was semi-makable.

Whilst I was in a state of indecision, assessing if I had enough time to make it worth while. Martin (@the_pocket_freshwater), turned up at the lookout. He was assessing the conditions, probably for a sneaky surf later, whilst the cafe was getting ready for business. We chatted for a bit.

"You going in?" he said

"Nah, I'm running out of time and it will take me a bit to prepare my gear", I replied, as I thought about the 9:00am work call and that I should have just gone in the first time I was here.

"There's alway time", he said, as he smiled, and made his way back to the cafe.

Martin was right, even if I got a few shots it was worth it - that was all the nudge I needed.

I prepared the housing and donned the wettie and got in the water. However, I'd unfortunately manage to leave the shooting mode to one-shot, rather than my usual continuous shooting setting. Without access to my cameras controls once I was in the water, I had no choice but to just spend the time just picking those critical moment and slowing down my flow. I wanted to stay out longer, but the reality of a looming work call mean't it was a shorter session than usual - but a least I came away with something.

Here are some of the shots from Wednesday, thanks Martin.

If you want to get emailed when I've added an entry in the Journal, you can sign up for the mailing list here and you'll never miss out.

The rest of the beach was pretty straight.

Xander, sliding into one with a shoulder

Eb, getting in nice and early on the longboard.

Cliff face reflections

Do you ever feel like someone is watching you ?

Water quality is getting better.

James, having a head dip

It's hard not to snap an empty when its throwing a lip

A few seconds earlier