Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bi-Coastal Reflections

A Californian photo-a-day blogger is vacationing in South Bethany, a few miles down the coast from us here in Lewes. He's posted a very nice photo of a sunrise over the Atlantic (Sunset in Reverse - South Bethany beach, Delaware), with commentary about how odd it is to see the sun come up over the ocean, as opposed to watching it go down.
This is my very first East Coast sunrise at a beach - a thrilling experience to see the sun coming up from the ocean and not at all too early to see (6:13 am). I wonder if there is a green flash right before the sun comes up.
It reminded me of my feelings watching sunsets in Hawaii, and thinking it odd that the sun should disappear into the water like that.


Learon Dalby said...

I honestly never gave this any thought. Guess that isn't something you think about if you don't live on a coast. I have had the opportunity to see the sun rise on the east coast and set on the west coast. I truly enjoyed both.

Mike Mahaffie said...

I imagine, though, that there are geographic features in Arkansas that shape your perceptions and your senses of direction and place. And when you travel to DC or off to NSGIC conferences here and there, your personal orientation is effected by the change. It's part of what makes travel refreshing, I think.

Tash said...

Hi, Mike.
I enjoyed your link to your musings on sunsets in Hawaii. My friend who travels to the Far East has expirienced a sunrise and a sunset out of the ocean on the same day.
I loved my first visit to the Atlantic shore (even the mega traffic jamb in Lewes on a Saturday noonish was facsinating...) I did not get a chance to explore Lewes this time, but I hope to be back again.
Tash from Palos Verdes, CA

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