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A Study of Beach Sunrise; Driftwood, Bird, Ship and Dunes

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 Taken first on this morning. Ship at Half Moon Bay.  Used binoculars; Johnny Depp not on board. Fouled again, matey!


Taken first on this morning.
Ship at Half Moon Bay. Used binoculars; Johnny Depp not on board. Fouled again, matey!

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach. Looks like a heart with a Coastguard Tower inside it. Yes, we love our Coasties.

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach. Looks like a heart with a Coastguard Tower inside it. Yes, we love our Coasties.

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 3

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 3

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 1

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 1

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 2

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 2

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 4

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 4

Sunrise through the dunes. (Shiny spot is alien on my lens or alien in grass?)

Sunrise through the dunes. (Shiny spot is alien on my lens or alien in grass?)

White Crowned Sparrow with a glint of sunrise on his belly.

White Crowned Sparrow with a glint of sunrise on his belly.

I head for the beach between 4:30-5:00 A.M. several mornings a week. I hit downtown near the docks first, then jump in my truck  and try the tip of our world here, on the viewing platform, and then drive about a mile to Westhaven Beach.  I take some pics and beach comb for a couple of hours.

At sunset, I do it all again, except I can’t beach comb after the sun sets. Damn.

Have been having a hard time with spots on my lens (mist & rain) and sand messing with the mechanism that makes the lens go in and out. All I can do is keep cleaning it out, but have missed or fouled a lot of good shots.

Oh, The writing camp is going good. I’m up to 13+k words. At some points I wish I could just hand it all to someone and have them write it. I’m just so tired of crying. This is as hard as I knew it would be, even after almost four years of living without Paul. He is so present as I write our journey, of course that means I get to smile and laugh in between the tears. Man, he was funny. Man, I miss him.

Hope you all (in the U.S.) had a great 4th of July.

Peace Out,

Patti

Author: Patti Hall

Writer, daughter, sister, mom, niece, grani, and friend. Works-in-progress; 3 children's books, some poetry and a memoir series, "Souvenirs from My Heart." Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the beach, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy. I am a widow (2009), lost my sis in 2012, my aunt and a precious grandson in 2013.

16 thoughts on “A Study of Beach Sunrise; Driftwood, Bird, Ship and Dunes

  1. Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The morning light is special. My favorites are the sparrow and the sunrise on the grass. Of the two Coastguard Tower close ups, I think the one with the touch of pink suggests that heart shape in the “frame.”

  3. You have such a refreshing, vital post, Patti, and your pics are a delight this Friday morning. Thank you for sharing and now … get back to your writing!

  4. I’m very impressed with your photography…somehow, I didn’t know you had that talent too. I think you might need a higher-end camera!

  5. I really like the number four picture, patti 🙂 Oh dear! You are so far ahead of me but, bu t…that is because I spent one day rowing to our cabin and then a day pitching camp on the beach before that. I’ll catch up with ya!
    I know this must be hard for you – and I’m here if you need me. **hugs***
    Ellespeth
    oh dang…the mind map 😛 lemme find that

  6. Okay now I have another chore for you. You must get these pictures printed nicely and include them in a book. You have a great eye. What’s the camera you use? Hang in there, it’s rough digging up all this stuff. I think it will be good though and better when it’s published. The long road is started. You are moving in a good direction. Don’t get too side tracked. I love you.

    • I know I answered u on this, ok maybe not. I need to add it to pic info anyway…for the curious.
      Panasonic Lumix I do not recommend because it was not built correctly…sand, dust, etc gets in when zoom lens out. I have many ruined pics. I do have solutions and mom wants me to deal with it thru co….not up to it at this point. Need a flippin’ pit bull assistant:>)

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