Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sunrise on Ogunquit Beach, August

“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness”


The sun officially rose at 5:43 am this morning. There is something special about the beach in the morning.  The sounds of waves, and  nautical birds  fills the air. The people who are on the beach at sunrise are purists: these are the people who make the effort to greet the sun and start the day, in a quiet manner.

The activities are varied: Fishermen, runners, walkers, yoga enthusiasts and others who  share the three mile long  barrier peninsula. There is a quiet camaraderie; everyone is in their zone, yet there is a gentle acknowledgement of each other. Runners zip through tidal pools as fishermen cast their lines. Beachcombers look for morning treasures as yoga posers meditate to the morning sun.

There is peace and harmony, and yet it is short lived. Many locals and some visitors realize that this indeed, is the best part of the day, and not to be missed.

A dawn chorus of fowl forages the shore, as waves crash bring forth more bounty to feast. The absence of humans allows nature to take its course on the dramatic seacoast.......

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