What would you rather have? A million dollars or this sunrise every day?
We had a visitor last night. Who’s there?
One of the wildlife features of this area are black bears. This one was just a baby. In October, they like to pack on the pounds for their winter hibernation, so they will sometimes get a little braver. He is looking for the trash cans. He found them later. Too bad, they were empty — no lunch here.
We have returned to work on maintenance items at Paradise by the Sea. The beach is a little different, cleaned up and smoothed out by Tropical Storm Nestor. Mostly thing are in good shape, but we will have a lot of maintenance jobs to get things ready for next summer.
Here is a big Thank You to all our guests this year. It was a good year for us. We were pretty much booked from March to September. Not many problems this year at all; a few broken thing, but stuff happens. Some of you left some gifts, thanks for that. In the end, we even made a few bucks.
Thanks to all the folks that helped hold the place together this year. Karen Smith, Kim Wallace, Gary Mathis and Glenn Ruzzi did a great job.
The dark skies and crisp clean view of the horizon makes star gazing an amazing sport here. Today there is a clear view of Venus, Jupiter and Saturn (a tiny spec) down at the horizon. The background is the milky way, our galaxy.
The view of the Gulf of Mexico just before dawn is incredible
Sunrise is usually spectacular here. Don’t start your breakfast before the sun is ready to release its grip on you — I burn the bacon every time I get complacent. Continue reading “Sunrise”
- Click below for a gallery of pictures inside and out. Then check out the video walk through on the top menu above to get a guided tour through the house.
I love night photography. Because we are so far from civilization here, the sky on a moonless night is VERY dark. The stars will dazzle you. To reproduce the photos shown here you probably need more than a smart phone. You need a camera that will allow you to set time exposures and a tripod. Most of the night pictures here were taken with a Cannon Rebel T2i with 30s exposure and the stock lens.