Saturday, February 23, 2019

Best sunrises of 2019, so far

Feb. 9th

When I'm not out hiking, I'm out hiking.  You know what I mean.  When I'm not on the road on some far-flung hiking expedition, I'm on the beach at home doing sunrise hikes.

So once I got back from Easter Island, and once I had the ravages of Hurricane Florence under control, I was out on the beach most mornings an hour before sunrise so as to watch the light show unfold from 'the ground up'.  My usual walk was 2¼ miles out in the pre-dawn light and 2¼ back with the sun rising over the Gulf Stream.

So without further ado, here is a collection of the best of sky and surf and sea and sun and the occasional watercraft or feathered friend as witnessed through the months of January and February.

The elusive green flash.
God's brush strokes.  January 8th
They're called 'Cloud Streets'  January 18th
… and they come in a variety of colors.  Jan 19th.
Moon and Venus, wide view and zoom, January 31st.
Sun pillar, February 1st.
Brush strokes, February 8th
Friday morning commute, also February 8th
February 15th
On February 17th I took a trip north to visit family.  First stop was another sunrise outside of Goldsboro, NC.

Then it was on to the Appalachian Trail for a visit to Annapolis Rocks, MD, to the 2¼ mile Carroll Creek Trail in Frederick, MD, and to a date with a cut of Wagyu Beef - a bucket list culinary destination - at the Wine Kitchen in downtown Frederick.

Next comes another exotic long-distance excursion.  Stay tuned.