I never really appreciated sunrises or sunsets until I came to Australia where every single day puts me face-to-face with some of the most brilliantly painted skies. It’s hard to imagine what sunsets were like before… back in the Midwest of the USA. Did we even have them? Maybe it’s the different atmospheres, or the coastal location, that makes them so much more interesting and unique. I can be happy gazing at the distant pinks and greens that might appear from my apartment every evening.
Just as I was doing this very thing on the evening of my 54th day of the year, I remembered a year ago when Pat and I took my mom and step-dad out in the early morning to watch the amazing sunrise occur over Mona Vale Beach.
We left the house a little later than we had hoped, and since the sky was already fairly bright, I thought we might have actually missed what we were driving for. Trees were blocking the view of the area where the sun might be, and it wasn’t until we got to the beach that we realized we were actually right on time.
I set my little video camera up on a fence to capture to sights and sounds. I then sped the film up and added the normal soundtrack over it. Here’s what I saw: