Thursday, September 17, 2009

PSF and the sunrise

One of my favorite beach activities is to watch the sunrise and sunset. I love the beach so much, I just find it refreshing to start the day and end the day right on it.

Every morning we were in Cancun we got up and headed to the beach for the sunrise.

The 6:33 a.m. sunrise.

Yes, we are cool like that and get up early on our vacation.

In Cancun, the sunrises were beautiful. You can see the clouds just on the horizon. Every morning they were there and they stayed there the whole day. They never rolled in and rained.

You'll also notice how rough the tide is. Anyone familiar with the Gulf and Caribbean knows that they are usually relatively calm bodies of water. Waves this big were very unusual. In fact, the red flags were out 3 of our 4 days there.






This might be my favorite sunrise picture I took. It was taken the last morning we were there about 1/2 hour after sunrise. If you look closely you can see the sunbeams radiating out of the clouds onto the ocean, which looks (deceptively) calm. It's such a picture of serenity.
To see more pictures of our trip, click here.

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27 comments:

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That last picture is so pretty! I am SUPER jealous of your fabulous trip! I could really use a mini vaca right now...instead we are heading out of town for a family reunion this weekend! Oh well, at least it's a break for the normal routine.

Tanielle said...

Wow, I am sooo jealous!! What absolutely gorgeous photos, and the beach...one of my favorite places ever, every 10 years or so though is not enough!:-) Thanks for sharing!

He & Me + 3 said...

No doubt those are all beautiful. I would have woke up early to view that too. Love how you got the waves crashing too. Gorgeous

Sierra Rix said...

You've totally inspired us. We've got a friend with a beach apartment in FL and I think we'll head down there for a weekend in January (with the 3 month old) but still fun :-)

Krystyn said...

I love it when the sun shines through the clouds like that. Sort of makes me think that heaven is reaching down.

Foursons said...

The last picture is gorgeous. Seems like you had the perfect vacation. And yes, I'm very jealous!

Tina said...

Oh my goodness, these pictures are GREAT!! You must frame some of them to remind you of how much fun you had!
I am SO jealous!!

Erin said...

Every day... I would have done it one day! So worth it though love the shots you got :)

Latree@Dandelion said...

those were beautiful pictures. you bet, sunrise and sunset are always beautiful...

kris... said...

Beautiful shots!!!

Angie S said...

My favorite pic of the waves is the 4th shot...it is amazing! WOW...I wanna go there ;)

Carrie said...

The beach is so calming and these pictures are awesome! Those waves are really big! No doubt you were relaxed while you were there with these views!

Chris said...

The second to last shot is my favorite here. The crashing waves look VERY cool!

Great shots Emily! I'm glad you guys had a nice vacation.

Maggie May said...

That is true dedication....... getting up at that time on holiday.
Beautiful photos. The sea looks a bit choppy!!!

Yes, I love that last photo but I have just noticed the photo in the post below & that is very appealing too.
Well they are ALL really good!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Awesome pictures! I love the last one too!

Raise Them Up said...

That 4th picture is awe inspiring. Being landlocked in central Indiana makes me long for the beach. Thanks SO much for sharing! It made my day!

Bethany said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I'm so glad you had a good vacation!!

Sharon said...

Nice shots! I love the waves. Glad it was a good vacation!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Truly beautiful. Those waves are pretty high.
Brings back our last night on the Caribbean the ocean kicked it up a bit for us land lovers .... thank goodness for sea-calm!

Robyn said...

You captured some beautiful shots there.

Wayne said...

I love sunries/sunset pictures and you took some beautiful ones thankyou for sharing them with us all

Amy said...

Beautiful!

kaye said...

WOW! If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

scrappysue said...

niiiiiiiiiiiiice pics, and we get to re-live your child free romantic holiday again with you!!!

Jen said...

those are beautiful pictures but you are telling me that while on vacation you got up early to see the sun rise? Wow, I am impressed.

Hit 40 said...

Great pictures!! Your camera did well.

heidi said...

Why must you torture me?