Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Day begins early at Hoan Keim Lake (Lake of the Returned Sword) located in the historical  old centre of Hanoi. At 0430 am with the thick blue fog it is barely possible to see from one side of it to the other. Around its edges, the teeming mass of people partake in many activities from meditating

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

to scarf twirling, table tennis and numerous martial arts and exercise routines such as tai chi.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

As the mist lifts around 5am it becomes possible to see to the other side of the lake and the activities that are happening.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

From the beginnings of their day exercising at the Lake these people will be at work – most by 6am; the time that most people are just considering beginning their day in the Western World.



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About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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  5. nina luz says:

    Oh, I’ve been doing things all wrong all day!!! I’ve been replying to the wonderful people who have been listing my post, thinking the replies go to them at their blogs, and now I find all of them at the end of my own post!!! So, here it is what I wrote to you this morning:
    ‘Happy New Year, Irene! And thanks for dropping by again – I have so much reading to catch up with after the hols it’s unreal… See you soon.’ And I add: and often… 🙂


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