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A miracle in Viking Bay

I got up at 5:20 today to capture the sunrise in Viking Bay. After taking dozens of photos of the sunrise I set off for a quick walk along Stone Bay beach..such a beautiful day, albeit really windy.

Sunrise on Broadstairs Beach

After messing about for a bit I was kneeling on the sand trying to capture the waves washing up under the boat. Keeping an eye on the waves and my periphery…suddenly I found myself knee deep in water 😂😂😂 blessed wave snuck up behind me. I nearly fell over onto my bottom wirh laughter. Needless to say my trainers, socks, thermal longjohns, trousers et al were soaked through. What a laugh. Just glad I wasn’t lying down like I had been earlier. 

Tides coming in on Stone Bay

March 23, 2017 Posted by | my life, photography, reflections, sunrise, towns of the UK, travel | , , , | Leave a comment

#sunrise in Viking Bay

Ever so slightly late to watch the sun come up over the horizon, nonetheless I managed to get down to the seafront in time for this. It’s a stunning morning albeit very windy with wild seas. Just awe-inspiring. As the days creep closer to summer, the chances of me watching the sun rise over the horizon get less and less; I’m not a morning person 😀😉…but Oh, the splendour! 

March 22, 2017 Posted by | my life, photography, reflections, sunrise, towns of the UK | , , , , | Leave a comment

Golden hour

On my penultimate day in Ireland I finally discovered an elevated position to capture the sunrise 😉

March 15, 2017 Posted by | islands, my life, sunrise, travel | | Leave a comment

Sunrise over The Solent

I recently travelled to the Isle of Wight for a job. The house was delightfully close to the seafront, so on days when I could see it was going to be a great sunrise, I was able to slip out for a few minutes and enjoy the privilege.

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It reminds me of a quote that I love:

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius : 121-180

March 6, 2017 Posted by | islands, places that I've been, sunrise, travel | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mornings….

My ‘job’ as a Carer for the elderly takes me away from home for at least two weeks of every month, if not three. Every morning when I’m away, I wake, I look out the curtains and wish I was home so I could get out and take photos of the new day…..but when I am home, my bed is usually warm and cosy; I enjoy snuggling on the couch in my gown drinking tea with my daughter and miss the start of the new day. But, my time too is waning,  and I have now made a pledge (as of 01.11.2016), that when I am home, I shall get up as soon as I wake up and go down to the sea and greet the day….

morning sunrise

01.11.2016 Viking Bay, Broadstairs

morning sunrise viking bay

02.11.2016 Viking Bay, Broadstairs

good morning broadstairs

03.11.2016 Viking Bay, Broadstairs

What I love about being in one place is that you can capture the same view, but the scene is different every day.

November 3, 2016 Posted by | my life, photography, sunrise, towns of the UK | , , , | Leave a comment

sunrise in Viking Bay

I arrived home on Tuesday evening after a two week stint in Great Malvern, and to my annoyance I woke up just after 6:30 this morning (it’s annoying coz when I can sleep late, I don’t LOL). But the benefit of waking early is seeing the sunrise. So after peeking out my window and seeing a pink flush on the clouds I quickly pulled on some clothes, grabbed my camera and keys and dashed down to the esplanade. Although a heavy cloud cover had blown in by then, I was still rewarded with a break in the cloud….

sunrise in Broadstairs 29.09.16

sunrise over Viking Bay 29.09.16

I do love being home. The freedom of just being able to go out when I want to is amazing.

September 29, 2016 Posted by | my life, places that I've been, sunrise, towns of the UK, travel | , , , , , | Leave a comment