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|
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.