I did something fun on my day off of work for July 4th. Though it was a day off from work, I decided to not sleep in. Instead, I drove to the beach in the dark to watch the sun rise. It wasn’t quite the National Geographic-esque show I expected, but it was pretty. Here are some pictures I took (no, I’m not posting all 160 of them. Yes, I took that many pictures. The beach was pretty photogenic.)
A dude looking for buried treasure or tin cans. The sun had only just become visible; before this, it was hidden behind ocean haze.
Sad-looking abandoned beach chair. Aww.
Silhouetted seagull standing in the sunrise. Say that five times fast.
I took a lot of seagull pictures. This gull was tired of my one-woman Paparazzi act.
This pier is actually attached to a building housing a swanky restaurant. I haven’t eaten there, though. Not yet.
Picture of the sun rising, with someone boating in the background.
I hope to do this at another beach or two before I leave Wilmington. With my sleep schedule, I’m not sure that will happen, but we’ll see. This beach trip, at least, was definitely worth waking up at 5.