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Sunrises and Sunsets

The theme for #beachthursday today and the #beachchat later on Twitter (Don`t forget to join from 2.30 – 3.30 pm EDT!) is SUNRISES & SUNSETS.

I thought I`d share my favorite moments with the sun. I`ve seen quite a few sunrises & sunsets on my travels and most of them were memorable, like the one at Uluru or that one on a mountaintop, but I always feel that the sunrises & sunsets at the beach just have that little bit of extra special to it.


What I like about sunrises is that it`s usually quiet and you`re almost all by yourself at the beach. Like here at Elbow Beach in Bermuda.

Sunrises and Sunsets: Elbow Beach Sunrise

It`s not always easy to get out of bed early in the morning, but sometimes you get treated to something you didn`t expect. I remember when I was on a beach vacation with my mom and we didn`t see one sunrise yet, so we decided on the last day we had to get up and experience one. Standing on the beach at six in the morning you don`t expect others out there, but we saw people sitting on the lifeguard stand, a father with a little boy (an early riser!) still in his PJ`s and some others just on the beach waiting for the sun to color the sky. All of a sudden a few dolphins decided to join us by jumping out of the water and giving us a special show of their tricks. Lots of ‘ohhh’ and ‘ahhh’ went around and boy did that make our sunrise magical! That`s probably the most memorable sunrise I`ve ever had.


Sunsets are something different. It can be the end of a perfect day at the beach or a colorful show on your evening stroll when the sun turns the sky into shades of orange and red before slipping behind the horizon.

Here`s one of the most colorful sunsets I`ve seen at Huntington Beach in California.

Sunrises and Sunsets: Huntington Beach Sunset

Those moments with the sun, either being a sunrise or a sunset, make for memories that stay with you for a lifetime. Make sure to take time to enjoy them!

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2 Responses to “Sunrises and Sunsets”

  1. Victoria May 30, 2013 10:53 am #

    I have to agree with you about sunrises and sunsets offering that extra special something. And no matter how many of them you see they are always beautiful and unique…ah happy thoughts… 🙂

    • Isabelle May 30, 2013 11:16 am #

      Right! You can see so many, but still feel the same as if it were your first one. Thanks for stopping by.

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