We don’t often see the sun rise and set over the Gulf on the same day. Principally because I try to avoid the obscenely early hours but also because, from our balcony, the sun sets over the mountains behind us. Sunday was an exception because we got up absurdly early (what the coxswain on the ’03-’07 WAC crew team referred to as “the ass-crack of dawn”) so we could run before the heat of day. I grabbed this snap of the sunrise at its northern-most position on the horizon (in a few weeks, it will have moved south again and be hidden behind the building on the right).
That evening, we went for a beer at a little beach bar in the pine forest near us, and watched clouds blow over the Gulf toward us as the sun settled below the horizon. No post-processing on this one.
One of the things we love about this place is that we spend a lot of time outside, and on this day, that time extended from before dawn until well after sunset.
Beautiful! Having just visited you, we know exactly the spots you are talking about…including the taverna in the pine forest!
Glad you liked it. Sitting on the balcony right now watching another sunrise, with a bright orange streak reflecting all the way across the Gulf.