The brilliant turquoise
The brilliant turquoise of the shallow water ran out for miles, only turning into a darker cobalt blue near the horizon. The coast stretched away to my left and right so that it seemed as if the entire Great Australian Bight was within my scope. Once, back in Kalgoorlie, I felt I had been in a waiting room at the very edge of the known world, but I was wrong. That place was here; this was the edge of the world and now I was about to leave for the unknown.
From: ‘The Sudden Metropolis’