Sunrise Over Jax Beach

17 02 2016

Crossing one off the bucket list, finally woke up on a weekend early enough to catch a sunrise over Jacksonville Beach. (By the way, even in FL, a beach in January is COLD!)

Upon arrival:

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It even looks cold in the picture! But just for comparison, below – pre and post sunrise shots of a beach cactus:

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Quite the difference! Anyway, we spent maybe 30 minutes on the beach in total, freezing the entire time. By the end of it, I could barely move my hands.

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Love the one above. The sea foam looks like some kind of floating ice.

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As the sun came up, I was impressed with this guy that managed to stand there in the water watching it. Caught him in the right of this picture:

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It’s up! And the birds are awake:

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What you don’t see here that I found interesting were the other people on the beach there for the same thing. Well, maybe not photographing it, but watching the sunrise all the same. Not a large number of people, but enough to notice, quietly, reverently observing. Beautiful event.




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