A good start
One of the odd things about being on board is that there is no natural light below decks. That means I am cut off from my usual first-hint-of-daylight-coming-in-the-window cue to rise and shine. On my first check of the watch this morning I saw that it was 5:30 a.m., a good time to get out on the bow and watch the sunrise. And I am so glad I did. I was the only one out there, enjoying a light breeze and calm seas (a relief after yesterday). A lone bird glided over the ocean and the sky had just enough clouds to make it interesting. I was hoping for a green flash at sunrise, but there was no such luck today. (Apparently green flashes are less common at sunrise or maybe people just aren’t around as much to see them when they do happen.)
The subtle changes of light before sunrise are incredible. Everyone needs to spend some time contemplating what the day will bring while watching the sun come up over the ocean. You can’t help but feel that it will be a good one when it starts like this….