Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Watching the Sunrise on Cape Ann

Watching the sunrise on Cape Ann was one of the most peaceful experiences I have ever had. I had to make the sacrifice to set my alarm at 4:30 AM, yes the sun really does rise that early on the East Coast. This quickly became a solo mission since by husband, Grant, valued his sleep too much. When I told him the time I would be getting up to watch the sunrise he did not hesitate when telling me to go for it but I was on my own. Therefore, I had the rare opportunity to have this lovely beach all to myself, on a chilly June morning. I was certainly tired but most definitely in awe. The beach was so serene that I could hardly believe I was the only person to venture out. Yes I lost a few hours of sleep, but was it worth it? It most certainly was! It is hard to put into words having the pleasure to witness a sunrise on a deserted beach, so I will let my pictures do the talking.

4:40 AM

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8:45 AM

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All of the photos have been placed in the order that they were taken. One of my goals while watching the sunrise was to stay present in that moment. I feel that I was able to stay present at many times and just take in the beauty of the sunrise. I was lucky to be able to capture these photos so that I could remember and share my wonderful experience. The array of colors in such short periods of time still has me in awe. This was a bucket list item that I was extremely excited to be able to cross off my list.

Laura and Grant on Long Beach, MA 

These photos were taken at Long Beach where we stayed. Cape Ann Motor Inn was located directly on the beach. Some of the photos were even taken from the balcony of our room.

Cape Ann Motor Inn

I would like to take a brief moment to thank my wonderful in-laws, Jeff and Sheri, whom without, this trip would not have been a reality. Thank you so very much for this breathtaking adventure. My husband and I are so extremely blessed to have them!

Have you seen a breathtaking sunrise? Where? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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