I arrived at the fishing pier with the first rays of daylight. The sky splotched with gray rain clouds and patches of grayish blue. On the horizon over St. Pete Beach across the bay, the sky is pink. There’s a nor’easterly breeze, strong enough. It’s still balmy, which surprises me. In my old home a nor’easterly wind foretold cold weather.
The tide is very low. Probably due to the new moon. Tides are always more pronounced when the sun and the moon share the same sky. The derelict sailboat which broke loose in the recent hurricane sits high and dry on the shore this morning, amid mud flat now exposed. Now I know why I saw someone out clamming one morning, with a rake and hip-waders.
I can see rain falling from some of the clouds offshore. Since the breeze is blowing that way, hopefully they won’t rain on me.
A little slice of day glow pink appears above the horizon where the sun will come up in 15 minutes or so. I have not adjusted to how late the sun rises here, nor how the days are almost exactly 12 hours, and how the difference between the length of a summer day vs. a winter day is about an hour or two. No months where it’s dark at 4:30 in the afternoon, and no 15 hour nights.
Life just continues on in its laid-back way here. Going to watch a local band tonight with friends. We can volunteer to help set up the place and then get in free. I think it will be a good way to meet people anyway.
There were just a bunch of fish jumping, as if being chased. When they stopped, I could see a small dorsal fin sticking out of the water. Maybe it was a small shark, herding smaller fish.
The sun is almost up. It’s been a pleasant, solitary sunrise this morning, though I was greeted with a “good morning” by s few of the fishermen on the pier.
Edited: it was not a shark, but a dolphin. As I got up to leave it began swimming around the end of the pier. This is as good a picture as I could get.
The day begins, peacefully. Full of gratitude and love to be able to watch the morning unfold.
Love and light…
I am enamoured of your morning-related posts. Not only the pictures are magnificent and it makes me feel better about being away from my seaside hometown, but your words really take me there, and it is sometimes as I am sitting with you there and feel the peacefulness and the magic…even though I bet what I see in my mind is nothing like the place in reality 😉
Thank you so much for sharing ❤
Oh thank you so much. I feel the same as you about the morning. It’s so peaceful. I can never figure out why there aren’t a ton of people there, but I’m grateful to have it to myself. So glad you enjoy the posts. It’s hard not to write about it when I’m there, and I wonder at times if I’m boring people. Thanks again! 🐬
Well, if there were a ton of people, some of the magic and quiet would be lost, so it is a blessing 😉
Definitely would change the dynamic. 😊
Looks and sounds wonderful! You really are there aren’t you? Its hard to believe how quickly its all happened, just goes to show doesn’t it! I think you are going to be so glad you did this 🙂
I am!! Really here! And yes I’m so glad. I mean I have my moments where I miss my old home, but mornings like this are a quick way to undo that! It seemed to take forever but once I actually started, it went so fast!!
Just reading on the side I get that! As you slowly unfurl and spread your wings b4 long a whole new life! Well done, and good for you 🙂 Xx
Thanks! I’m a good manifestor. Lol.
You know I’m not a water person, but I will say that you make it sound appealing. BUT…..hold onto your knickers….a huge hurricane is waffling in the ocean and probably headed up that way….not on your coast (unless it changes its mind) but you might get some rough waters.
I’m wondering if I should head down that way….YIKES.
I know about the hurricane, think that’s why the wind was out if the northeast. Lois like it’s going away from us. Hopefully.
It’s going away until Thursday when starts making a turn…or so I heard. Well, if I get stranded down there….I’m going to come hang out with you. 🙂
Cool. Tho my guest room is storage at the moment. We’d figure it out. Lol.
The floor is fine…LOL Not like I haven’t slept on it before. 🙂
The strangest thing just happened. Just as I was about to hit send….a bunch of crap showed up within the response…widgits…or something…and a bunch of numbers. WHF?
I have no idea. Weird.
Maybe it was Doris’ friend…cyberlord. LOL
Sounds like a Hemingway paradise