“The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful even if no one bothers to look at it.” – Gene Amole
These are my thoughts as I made a detour from my morning walk to document today’s sunrise. I didn’t want to leave, but I knew I also had to meet my Fitbit goal of walking at least an hour a day. And as I looked back, the above quote couldn’t be any truer.
Shine on, my favorite sunrise, knowing that you’re beautiful just being yourself.
Photo taken at Plantation Bay’s Galapagos Beach.
I was immediately struck by the complementing yellow and purple colors when this scene unfolded before my eyes. At the same time, the contrast between the two colors was just as palpable, and the boat was the perfect partition needed to separate them.
As golden as your promises
As dark as the uncertainties they bring
Still I dare to sail
For you have shown me all this time
That like my favorite sunrise,
You’ll shine through.
Camera: Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Location: Plantation Bay Resort and Spa’s Galapagos Beach
I usually do my morning walk at 5:30 AM, but today, I decided to head out early as I was afraid it would rain that I’d miss my daily exercise. Tropical Depression Marce, after all, was due to make its landfall in the province this morning.
It was drizzling when I went out. I expected cloudy skies, but I didn’t expect streaks of light among the clouds hovering over Plantation Bay’s saltwater lagoons.
Pardon the photo quality as it was still dark, and my smartphone isn’t really good at taking pictures in low light. I was too lazy too to come back to my room to get my camera or GoPro. Te he.
When I reached the resort’s Galapagos Beach, I was sidetracked by this view.
So pretty. And the sound of the crashing waves was therapeutic to hear.
I took this photo on my second lap. The weather was kind of crazy. It was drizzling, and the wind was strong, but the sun was emerging too.
On my fourth lap, I noticed that the sky was looking all golden, so I headed to Xanadu Lodge as it’s one of the best spots for sunrise-watching in Plantation Bay.
I loved how the clouds looked wispy and golden and almost moving. The views were so lovely that I stayed for almost fifteen minutes, just when the color of the clouds changed to lighter shades of yellow.
Isn’t it pretty?
All photos were taken using a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
I was supposed to go biking today, but I got sidetracked by this stunning skyline.
I watched, mesmerized by the colors, pointedly ignoring my phone’s notifications as I sat on the lagoon’s edge and dangled my feet on the waters. Beep beep, Viber notified. Another new message from a Facebook page I manage also popped up. I ignored them and just kept staring at the unfolding sunrise. So beautiful.
I normally spend my waking hours checking my emails and messages, so it was nice to spend this dawn just enjoying the sights.
I wasn’t satisfied with just watching, so I went for a swim. I then took this photo.
Just look at the defined lines caused by the ripples that formed when I waded into the waters.
This was my parting shot as I then left my phone on the lounger while I enjoyed a 20-minute morning early morning swim.
All photos were taken at Plantation Bay using a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
While out on my morning walk/jog, I chanced on this view and couldn’t help but marvel at the cloud-filled sky.
Usually, our skies are just shades of blue with a scattering of cottony clouds here and there.
Here’s a zoomed-in shot.
I actually had to wade into the waters to take the above, but I had no regrets. The scenery looked so pretty! I even stopped my morning routine and just lounged around while enjoying the serene views.
This one’s taken on the roadway fronting Galapagos Beach. The clouds here weren’t so defined, but I loved how the palm trees reflected on the still lagoon waters.
On my way back to my room, my view of a cloud-filled sky was just as pronounced from the back lobby.
Photos taken at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa using a Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which by the way is now my favorite mobile camera because it takes photos in wider angles than my iPhone 6.