Here comes the sun

TheDragon

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Can’t find a thread for sunrise pics, and this morning’s was so good I have to share. Came after a long hard night getting hammered by a huge squall, then becalmed. Woke at first light and watched this develop behind me over Borabora (right side), as I hove-to near Maupiti.

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accnick

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Can’t find a thread for sunrise pics, and this morning’s was so good I have to share. Came after a long hard night getting hammered by a huge squall, then becalmed. Woke at first light and watched this develop behind me over Borabora (right side), as I hove-to near Maupiti.

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Although this isn’t a landfall photo , it brought back the incredible feeling that comes over you when you get that first, sometimes ambiguous bit of land peeking above the horizon after weeks at sea.

For days or weeks, the universe has consisted of your boat and a circular patch of ever-changing, ever-changeless ocean a few miles in diameter.

Is that land, or just another cloud teasing you?

That’s the type of thing that keeps you sailing offshore.
 

Jud - s/v Sputnik

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Front passing over this morning - this time I can see she’s (he’s? Helios?) on the way up.

Or not? These two pics are actually only one minute apart! (The orange-y, first one below was first, then the sky colour suddenly changed.)

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accnick

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A fiery sun rising over Perry Creek on Vinalhaven Island, Penobscot Bay.

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Despite the boat crowd, the silence up the creek was deafening at dawn. So much so that when a cormorant's webbed landing gear sliced the glassy creek next to the boat, I nearly jumped out of the cockpit.

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I see my Bimini and flying bridge in the distance just to left of the rising sun. It was indeed a beautiful morning, followed by a lovely powerboat day. You might as well have left the vertical awnings furled, however.
 




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