Islandmomma

Searching for Stories Around the Islands of the World and the Freedoms of Third Age

I Love the Smell of Dawn….

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I love the smell of dawn on the Tenerife coast. The air bears scents you don’t smell during day nor during  night – a mixture of ozone, the scrub of the dunes, and a freshness, which melts under the warmth of the sun. The silence, as the first light seeps along the horizon, is vast and exquisite. It surrounds you as the landscape stands on tiptoe, waiting for the new day’ s first sounds, and you hope it be the cry of a bird, or the whispering of ocean to earth,  and not the ugly sounds of men.

It has to have been an awfully good drop of wine which has made me sleep in and not want to get down to the beach.

I am ridiculously happy with this photo, because it’s taken me 3 years to achieve it!  I knew that sooner or later the sun would be rising in line with this pathway down to Playa Cabezo. I’ve taken snaps here before, but never managed to get it quite so framed as this morning. I must have taken about a dozen, but this is also the only one where that wave is trickling in just that way.

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Author: islandmomma

Reinventing myself for my Third Age and lovin' it! Writing, photographing, blogging, traveling and learning more about our wonderful world.

5 thoughts on “I Love the Smell of Dawn….

  1. Thank you. Your posts make me feel closer to home. Eduardo inthe Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa, Japan

  2. You SHOULD be very proud of this foto Linda – beautiful!

  3. Thank you. I swear one day I’ll go without Trix so I can concentrate properly!

  4. Congratulations on your long-awaited shot. It is beautiful. Although I’m not usually an early riser, I have enjoyed that smell you describe in places like the Caribbean when I’ve managed to get an early start on the day.

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