Daily Archives: July 10, 2014

Plantation Bay: Red Sunrise

I took this set of photos on June 21.  Though it was a Sunday, I had been awake since 4:30  AM working on some crafts and watching my favorite shows on Fox Channel.  At about 5 AM, I headed out of my room to get some water and that’s when I noticed the very red skyline.  In my 5 years here, I have never seen it that way.  Not wanting to miss documenting it, I grabbed my camera and headed to the beachfront, which is where the sun rises in this part of Cebu.

And what I saw made me stop on my tracks as I took in the sight of the most dramatic sunrise I’ve seen so far in Plantation Bay’s Galapagos Beach.

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“Late na ka, Miss,” the guard who is very familiar with my morning photo walk told me as I started snapping photos.  “Ganiha, lingin kaayo ang adlaw.  Nanago naman na gud siya ron.”  Translation:  You’re late, Miss.  Earlier, the sun was a perfect circle.  Now, it hid itself among the clouds.”

I smiled.  “It’s okay,” I replied in the vernacular.  “What’s important is that I still get to see such a beautiful sight.”

And it’s true.  This particular sunrise was very beautiful.

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I stayed for about 30 more minutes and watched as the red skyline lightened to red orange then shades of orange and yellow.  I snapped more photos as fishermen in their boats passed by.

Here’s one of my favorites from this set:

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Isn’t it so dramatic?